N.Y. / REGION
Deaths of Dozens of Canada Geese Linked to Moldy Bread or Grain
By VIVIAN WANG
OCT. 14, 2017
The New York Times
Malone, N.Y., near the Canadian border, is a familiar name in the birding community.
Every fall, the sky above the rural community, about 200 miles north of Albany, fills with a sight that draws bird-watchers from far and wide: thousands of snow and Canada geese migrating south and stopping on a lake at Malone Memorial Recreation Park.
This year, though, the birds’ arrival brought not only awe and appreciation but also anxiety after three dozen Canada geese were found dead at the park. Park visitors and workers began finding the carcasses scattered over the past few weeks, the park’s director, Dan Andrews, told The Malone Telegram on Thursday.
Residents worried that the geese were being killed by local contamination, perhaps in the grain or water, Carl Sherwin, a Franklin County legislator who lives in Malone, said in an interview on Saturday.
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