Dept. of Wildlife said not uncommon
4:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Dead Birds Rattle Norman Residents

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.

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According to Oklahoma City television station KWTV, 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.

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