Scores of dead crows found along railroad tracks

Scores of dead crows have been found along railroad tracks in southern Michigan.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the birds were discovered Tuesday in Springfield, southeast of Grand Rapids.

Some area residents estimated that the number of dead birds could be high as 300. Their carcasses stretched about 200 yards along the tracks.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Tom Cooley says two crows dropped off Tuesday in Lansing by a Calhoun County health official were found to have fractures. The birds may have been struck by a train.

Their livers will be tested for possible pesticides.

The Calhoun County official found 57 dead crows Tuesday.

Cooley says about half-dozen crows found in the same area last month were determined to be killed by a train.  (AP)

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