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Bird deaths shut down parts of downtown Austin January 8, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.

Scores of grackles, pigeons and sparrows dead in a 10 block area.  Officials are collecting the carcasses and conducting tests, but no word on the cause yet.

Of course, they’re sending some of them to Texas A&M.  Even though downtown Austin is the home of the University of Texas.  When asked for comment, epidemiologist Kirk Walden said “ewww, they’re all grody.  We don’t want em”.

Bodies found in downtown Austin.  Sounds like another weekend on 6th street to me.


1. Retired Geezer - January 8, 2007

We had over 1200 ducks die recently in Idaho. I think it was from some mouldy grain.

2. otcconan - January 8, 2007

A&M has the better veterinary school of the two.

3. daveintexas - January 8, 2007

and it’s a great place to send pigeon carcasses.

4. Zack Gonzales - January 8, 2007

writing here from Austin — the area those birds were found is heavily populated by bats too, it’s weird that no bats were found.

5. Dave in Texas - January 8, 2007

Yeah, I know. I’ve watched em fly from the Congress Ave bridge for years.

6. Melissa In Texas - January 8, 2007

Very odd, this bird thing in Austin.
Only in that area and no bats.
Very strange.
I have to go downtown tomorrow, will look for dropping birds, instead of bird droppings.

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