A massive investigation is underway after hundreds of birds were found dead on a road in North Wales.
More than 300 starlings were found lifeless with blood over their bodies on a road in Anglesey on Tuesday, in what’s being described as a mystery.
Local Dafydd Edwards and his partner Hannah Stevens made the grim discovery and posted vision of the tragic scenes to the North Wales Bird and Wildlife Sightings group on Facebook.
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“225 counted on road with a further 100 plus in the verge and hedges,” he wrote.
“Will get test results info once available, but my theory is could it be poisoned?”
His partner said it was as if “they had dropped down dead from the sky”.
It’s not yet known what caused the mass killing, however tests are currently being conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Agency to get to the bottom of the tragic incident.
Welsh police said in a video posted to Twitter that they’re “keeping an open mind as to the cause of death.”
“Many of you will have seen on social media a video going round of an incident on Anglesey where numerous starling have been killed. We don’t know how it’s happened,” PC Dewi Evans said.
“We’re just outside Bodedern here by Llyn Llywenan and as you can see on the road here there’s approx 225 dead starling on the road itself and many others on the hedge along the side of the road but no starling apparent in the fields either side which is very strange.”
100s of dead starlings have died on an unclassified road in Anglesey. Some have been seized for tests. At this stage we are keeping an open mind as to the cause of death. pic.twitter.com/bLXWakIXlK
— Tîm Troseddau Cefn Gwlad HGC/ NWP Rural Crime Team (@NWPRuralCrime) December 11, 2019