April 11, 2018
Why are they calling this an “accident”?
What does that mean?
The geese all at the same time accidentally stopped flying?
A gaggle of geese was found dead in a parking lot in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in what wildlife officials are calling a “freak accident.” The 51 birds were clumped together, soaking wet, as golf ball-sized hail rained down on them during a thunderstorm Saturday night.
But it’s not the hail that killed the birds as the migrated north, officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) said — it’s most likely lightning that caused them to fall from the sky.
“I don’t think it was the hail or wind,” James Brower, regional volunteer services coordinator with IDFG, told Fox News. “Hail would have injured the geese. They’d still be alive. All of these were dead. When the officer arrived nothing was moving or twitching.”
IDFG officer Jacob Berl was the only officer to respond to the scene that night. He said the birds — 48 snow geese and three ross geese — were all centrally located within a 100-yard radius, which is further proof that lightning likely caused their deaths.
At any point in all of human history before like about a century ago, this would have been considered some type of horrible omen.
Of course, now we have science, so we don’t believe in omens anymore.
Just, you know – unexplainable “freak accidents” which just happen at random with no cause.