Friday, May 31, 2013

Australia: Gold Coast council says botulism killed scores of birds

The Gold Coast City Council says it believes avian botulism has been responsible for the death of scores of water birds in a local flood channel.

The birds which were mainly ducks have been removed from the Benowa flood channel.

The council's community and cultural development committee chairman, Bob La Castra, says it is a naturally occurring bacteria.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-29/gold-coast-council-says-botulism-killed-scores-of-birds/4720440