Large Numbers of Magpies Dying From What Appears to be Poisoning in Yea

by Nov 13, 20203 comments

Pet owners beware. An unusually large number of dead magpies have been found in the Marshbank St. area adjacent to the recreation reserve. The magpies appear to have not been attacked by predators. Three properties in Marshbank St. have reported discovering over a dozen deaths in the last week or so. The birds appear to look like they have eaten poison of some kind.

The magpie in the image above was first seen by me about ten minutes before the image was taken. The bird was able to be approached and did not attempt to fly away. It appeared to be very unsteady. I came back to check on it and found it dying on the ground. I put it out of its misery. It was very distressing.

I have informed the police who have contacted the council.

Should anyone discover any dead magpies that appear to have not been attacked or hit by a vehicle please leave a comment and state your location in Yea.

Michael Minter

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