As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Who’s killing Tweety & Sylvester? Birds, cat drop dead mysteriously in Boston

 Published time: 10 Sep, 2016 02:27Edited time: 10 Sep, 2016 03:40

A Boston neighborhood is puzzled. Dozens of birds falling from trees to their deaths, along with a dead cat, are leaving officials guessing what could have caused the inexplicable plague.

"When I arrived, birds would fly, like from a house to a tree, they would flop in the tree and they would fall to the ground,"Alan Borgal of the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) told local NECN news. "The weaker ones were just falling right out the sky." 

Unlike in the cartoons, the chief suspect in the birds' mystery deaths doesn't seem to be a cat (or even vice-versa).

A resident called the ARL Thursday, reporting her cat Sally suddenly falling sick and birds massively falling from the trees at 33 Bakersfield Street in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

She described the birds as “lethargic, trying to roll over, not able to stand up or fly.”

The ARL provided treatment to the cat, but the feline ended up dying.

“My sister fed her,” Sally’s owner Willien Pugh told the Boston Herald.“Then like at 8:30 she came to the door and told me Sally was laying there at the back door, and that was it. Nobody knows who did it or nothing.”

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