There seems to be a phenomenon of dead things falling from the sky and washing ashore. Are we in the midst of some kind of Biblical plague? Or are the weakest in our ecosystem falling prey to the environment that has been polluted now for many decades?
The coal miners used to take a canary down into the mines because of their delicate nature; and they would be affected by gas fumes much earlier than the miners. If they saw a canary die, they would exit – post haste. The canaries were used as an early warning device.
Could this be that nature in general is issuing an early warning of more things to come? While there is no panic as of yet, parents are concerned as to just what is causing these deaths, and if it is anything that can be crossed over to their children? We learned a lot about the West Nile Bird Flu when birds began showing up dead as well. That was ultimately linked to a mosquito.
West Nile Virus Infection
“In mid 1999, a mysterious cluster of encephalitis cases and related deaths appeared in New York City. This raised concern of public health officials and researchers determined the cause of the outbreak as West Nile Virus.
West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, which picked up the virus from infected birds. The viral infection may have been introduced into the U.S. by an imported infected bird, an infected mosquito transported in, or an infected person returning from a country where the virus is common.” http://www.healthblurbs.com/what-about-of-the-west-nile-virus-sars-and-avian-flu/
So many questions and so few answers. Arkansas Game and Fish are investigating the more than 5,000 (some reports 3,000) birds that just fell from the sky. Some thought it was New Year’s Eve fireworks; and others felt it was the weather. If this were the case, why did this affect only one species of birds – the red wing blackbirds? To learn more about this bird check Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-winged_Blackbird
While many towns across the US have been waking up to blankets of snow over the holidays, the little town of Beebe not far from Little Rock did not wake up to snowflakes falling down.
Instead of snow, it was birds that covered the ground and roof tops. Without any explanation so far, these birds just simply dropped dead; landing all across the town in the streets, on roof tops, and autos.
A massive cleanup was reported as the crews wore protective suits and even gas masks. They used rubber gloves and lifting devices to remove the dead birds from the landscape. This was in precaution not knowing for sure what the birds died from.
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And then we hear about 100,000 dead drum fish washed ashore not far from where the birds flew their last flights. Could it be poison and pollution? If so, why were only the drum fish affected?
Now reports are coming in all across the world reporting similar episodes of wild life deaths.
Huffington Post reports comparable events of dead birds in Sweden and fish deaths in Brazil, New Foundland, and Kentucky. Also millions of fish have reported died in Maryland. More birds dying in Italy.
Huffington Post reports also: “Maryland Department of the Environment spokesperson Dawn Stoltzfus says “cold-water stress” is believed to be the culprit. She told The Sun that similar large winter fish deaths were documented in 1976 and 1980.”
Many are comparing this to the plagues that were sent upon Egypt in the Bible centuries ago. These plagues were sent by God to soften the hearts of the Egyptians to let the Hebrew children leave slavery and begin the search for a new land.
Meanwhile, the mystery remains unsolved and we can only hope that this is come kind of natural event that happens in nature. However, most people are interested and will stay tuned to see just what else happens in this beautiful world God created; but man has desecrated.
For an update on the Biblical plagues check out this:
Water turned to blood (Exodus 7:14-24)
All of the water in Egypt – right from water already in buckets and jars, to ponds, canals, streams, even the Nile River – turned to blood. Then all of the fish of the river died, causing a terrible stench.
Frogs (Exodus 8:1-15)
Frogs miraculously multiplied in number, so many that the land was infested with the normally aquatic creatures. Even people’s houses had them inside.
Gnats (Exodus 8:16-19)
Vast swarms of gnats tormented people and animals.
Flies (Exodus 8:20-32)
Vast swarms of flies through the land, spreading disease.
Disease in livestock (Exodus 9:1-7)
Disease on the livestock – horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, sheep and goats – but those of the Israelites were unharmed.
Boils (Exodus 9:8-12)
Festering boils on people and animals through the land.
Hail storms (Exodus 9:13-35)
Powerful hail storms that destroyed the standing crops. The hail stones were so big that any people or animals caught outside in the storm were killed.
Locusts (Exodus 10:1-20)
Locusts in such great numbers that the ground was covered with them. They devoured everything that survived the hail storm.
Darkness (Exodus 10:21-29)
Darkness over the entire land for three days – but the Israelites had light in Goshen.
Death of firstborn (Exodus 11:1-10, 12:1-42)
After the death of the firstborn, Pharaoh let the Israelites go.