Central Precinct Officers Investigate Reports of Multiple Dead Crows in Downtown Parks

Central Precinct Officers Investigate Reports of Multiple Dead Crows in Downtown Parks

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November 26, 2014 09:49

  

On Wednesday November 26, 2014, at 8:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Waterfront Park on the report of several crows suffering seizures and flopping on the ground.

Officers arrived and located several dead crows in the area. Portland Parks & Recreation Park Rangers located additional crows and are working with police.

Additional dead crows were found in the area of Chapman and Lownsdale Square parks and Lovejoy Fountain.

In all, approximately 30 dead crows were found dead from unknown causes.

Portland Firefighters responded to assist and did not find any indication hazardous materials in the air. Officers and firefighters checked the area and did not find anything apparent that would have caused the birds to suddenly die.

The Audubon Society is responding to assist officers with these unusual incidents and will be conducting follow-up to try and answer what happened to these birds.

At this point, there is no information on why the birds died and no apparent risk to members of the community.

Anyone coming across dead crows in Portland parks should not move them and should call the Park Ranger Hotline at (503) 823-1637.

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