WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Hundreds of dead birds were discovered with blood on their bodies on a country road on Anglesey, an island in Wales, UK, according to local police.
- The Animal and Plant Health Agency has collected the starling carcasses for testing and examination to see whether they could have been poisoned.
- Local resident Hannah Stevens, who first saw the birds alive said she saw hundreds of them flying over but on her way back around an hour later they were all dead on the road.
Hundreds of birds have been mysteriously found dead on a country road on Anglesey, an island in Wales, UK, according to local police.
More than 300 starling carcasses were found as if they had dropped out of the sky.
Local resident Hannah Stevens, who first saw the birds alive on Tuesday afternoon and believes that she saw them eating something from the road shortly before they died. She said she saw hundreds of them flying over and she thought it was amazing, but on her way back around an hour later they were all dead on the road.
Stevens contacted her boyfriend, Dafydd Edwards, who then went to the scene and filmed it.
Edwards, a 41-year-old architect, said: ‘There’s easily more than 300 of them. I counted 150 last night but I gave up as there’s just hundreds of them littered everywhere. It’s as if they just dropped down dead from the sky.’
Edwards added that she didn’t believe his girlfriend at first so “I went to see for myself.”
The Animal and Plant Health Agency have since collected the starling carcasses for testing. They will be examined to see whether they could have been poisoned.
A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said: ‘This is obviously very concerning for us and we will await the test results. It would be inappropriate for us to speculate as to how they have died.’
North Wales Police Rural Crime Team were also contacted about the discovery.
A spokesperson for the authority said: “At this stage we are keeping an open mind as to the cause of death.”
Source: Daily Mail