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BREAKING! YELLOWSTONE, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS DEAD!

SALMON, Idaho — A record number of big-game animals perished this winter in parts of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming from a harsh season of unusually heavy snows and sustained cold in the Northern Rockies, state wildlife managers say.

"Elk, deer and moose -- those animals are having a pretty tough time," said Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Doug Brimeyer.

Snow and frigid temperatures in pockets of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming arrived earlier and lingered longer than usual, extending the time that wildlife were forced to forage on low reserves for scarce food, leading more of them to starve.

Based on aerial surveys of big-game herds and signals from radio-collared animals, experts are documenting high mortality among offspring of mule deer, white-tailed deer and pronghorn antelope.

This comes as big-game animals enter the last stretch of a period from mid-March through early May that is considered critical for survival.

Wildlife managers estimate die-offs in the tens of thousands across thousands of square miles that span prairie in northeastern Montana, the upper Snake River basin in Idaho near Yellowstone National Park and the high country of northwestern Wyoming near the exclusive resort of Jackson.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42849185/ns/business/

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Added: May-22-2011 Occurred On: May-22-2011
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  • I live in Idaho. First I've heard of it.

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  • From the article you link to:
    "A record number of big-game animals perished this winter in parts of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming from a harsh season of unusually heavy snows and sustained cold in the Northern Rockies, state wildlife managers say."
    I think it is safe to say the reason is clearly stated.

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    • @camy011
      Yes, they state that, but is it reasonable? Have there not been harsh winters before? Was it this bad then? Remember all those birds and fish that mysteriously died all over the world this winter? They STATE that it is cold, or they flew into each other. But it's weird despite those speculations.

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    • @wellybub I think freezing to death is a valid explanation. You can try and say why it was so cold though etc.

      I agree things are happening that are strange though, such as the honey bees dying. It turn out that certain cell phone frequencies are equivalent to distress signals bees give off to flee the hive, they fly sporadically then die. The oil spill certainly caused many ocean life to die, and birds have been falling out of the sky. They could have died from chemicals or frequencies, like t More..

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  • whacko...this has happened in the past in various parts of the world. Magnetic pole shift, changes in climate and weather, some kind of imbalance in the ecosystem, etc, can cause these things to happen.

    Also, your numbers are SUPER exaggerated.

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  • I think since the feds lost control of the wolf's, they are putting this stuff out there to scare people into giving the feds control again.

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  • Next time use your camera to get video of the actual animals.

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  • thats because hunters are not allowed ti hunt them, so the animals bread more than there food source could support.

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  • Global warming. Heh.

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  • Bullshit.

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  • Me thinks it is Thor. he is very mad at these christians.

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