Friday, January 21, 2011

100+ Pelicans Sick in Florida, 12 Dead

Bird experts in Jacksonville are trying to figure out what killed a dozen pelicans in Mayport and sickened more than 100 others.The recent deaths come just weeks after the mysterious deaths of thousands of birds falling from the sky in Arkansas.Cindy Moseling, who's been caring for and rehabilitating birds at Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary on Big Talbot Island for decades, said she has seen her feathered friends die for various reasons, but is especially concerned this time."The last few days, we've had quite a bit of birds dying," Moseling said.She said she's found the pelicans dead near the St. Johns River and seen at least 100 more that don't look healthy. She said it's because of something in the water.

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