No doubt it's unusual to have thousands of birds fall dead from the sky. But what about 80,000 to 100,000 fish suddenly washing ashore?
That's what Arkansas residents and wildlife officials are dealing with - two mass deaths of two separate species within a week.
So far, the sudden deaths (they literally fell dead from the sky) of the red-winged blackbirds on New Year's Eve and the drum fish are being treated as unrelated incidents, according to KSPR Channel 33.
Many believe the birds died of stress, maybe from fireworks or lightning. The fish, because the die-off involved a single species, are believed to have contracted some sort of disease.
Yikes. No wonder residents such as Denise Dickerson are wondering what's next.
Lab results from the birds are expected by the end of this week. But it could take up to a month to learn what afflicted the drum fish.