Flock of birds fall dead from the sky near Norman

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 4, 2014
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Birds were seen falling dead out of the sky in Norman, alarming some residents, though state wildlife officials say there’s no cause for concern.

According to a local television station, a homeowner near Highway 9 and Interstate 35 found more than a dozen birds in her yard Thursday.

Becki Miller of Norman said she heard a thump and noticed a bird had just fallen. Over the course of 24 hours, she observed at least a dozen birds drop dead in her yard, and worried the birds had been poisoned or were diseased.

Micah Holmes, information supervisor with the Department of Wildlife, said this is not a rare phenomenon this time of year and homeowners should not be concerned, but can report any issues to the Department of Wildlife.