Jackdaws fall dead from the sky in Sweden, and they have a crackpot theory to explain it

So now “50 to 100 jackdaws” have been found dead on a street in Sweden; and this guy claims that they were “frightened by fireworks” (so that they all fell down), then got run over by a car.

That theory is about as plausible as claiming that a single bullet killed them.

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Swedish birds ‘scared to death’: veterinarian

A county veterinarian has speculated that the birds that fell from the sky in central Sweden on Tuesday may have been frightened by fireworks, then run over by a car after landing on the road in the dark.

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, residents found 50 to 100 jackdaws on a street in Falköping southeast of Skövde. The incident echoed a number of unexplained incidents earlier this week across the southern US.

County veterinarian Robert ter Horst believes that the birds may have been literally scared to death by fireworks set off on Tuesday night.

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1 thought on “Jackdaws fall dead from the sky in Sweden, and they have a crackpot theory to explain it”

  1. sure–they scare me too, and 5,000 starlings and, oh yeah,
    babies & anyone who depends on oxygen…

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