Workers were searching
a town of about 4,900 people, to collect thousands of dead birds which began
falling from the sky late on New Year's Eve and continued into the next day. The commission states that the cause of death may have been stress from fireworks and not poisoning.
photo via msnbc blog
As of Saturday, between 4,000 and 5,000 birds had been found dead, the
Game and Fish Commission's Keith Stephens said.