Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Truth is stranger than fiction

Sounds a lot like a scene in the book, except it's an Associated Press story.

 Wed, Dec 14, 2011
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Thousands of migratory birds were killed or injured after apparently mistaking a Wal-Mart parking lot,football fields and other snow-covered areas of southern Utah forbodies of water and plummeting to the ground in what one state wildlife expert called the worst mass bird crash she'd ever seen.
Crews went to work cleaning up the dead birds and rescuing the injured survivors after the creatures crash-landed in the St. George area Monday night.
AP photo
By midday Wednesday, volunteers had helped rescue more than 3,000 birds, releasing them into a nearby pond. There's no count on how many died, although officials estimate it's upwards of 1,500.

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