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More than 11,000 water birds and water-fowl have been killed after a “baseball-sized” chunks of hail fell on Montana’s wildlife management area last weekend, state officials said Friday.

A GOLDEN EAGLE WAS SPOTTED FLYING IN TO SCOTLAND, WITH THE TRAP ATTACHED TO IT’S LEG

The ducks and shore birds with a broken wing, smashed skulls, and other signs of internal bleeding were found on the shores around the Lake and Wildlife Management Area, in Molt, Mont., the authorities have said.

Twenty to thirty percent of the total population of the Big Lake Wildlife Management Area to the west of Molt, Montana, have been killed in the past week, the hail, the officials said.
(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)

The biologists that surveyed the area, it is estimated that between 11,000 and 13,000 birds have been found dead or severely wounded, and after the hailstorm.

Large hail was blamed for killing thousands of birds in Montana.
(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)

Most of the injured birds would not be expected to survive. About 20 to 30 per cent of the population, on the other, have died in the storm, according to FWP wildlife biologist Justin Paugh.

Local weather reports are saying that the cities and towns of Molt and Rapelje, both of which are located in the vicinity of the wildlife management area will receive two inches of hail in 70 mph winds, the news release said. The hail reportedly flattened crops, smashed windows and damaged roofs and vehicles in the area.

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Big Lake Wildlife Management Area and surrounding wetlands serve as breeding grounds for many species of ducks, canada geese, double-crested cormorants, shorebirds, gulls, pelicans, and other birds, according to the agency. Officials will continue to monitor for any signs of illness, including botulism, which is caused by the rotting carcass, in order to protect the last of the bird population.

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