- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Wildlife officials say the birds found dead in April on Lake Havasu have tested negative for avian flu and west Nile virus.

Today’s News-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1GpFxHB) Havasu wildlife manager Suzanne Ehret discovered the bodies of 30 eared grebes - duck-like aquatic birds - in late April. She sent them to be tested to determine whether environmental factors contributed to their deaths.

Arizona Game and Fish wildlife biologist Carrington Knox says tests at the National Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin were negative for environmental diseases.

Knox said the grebes died from blunt force trauma.

___

Information from: Today’s News-Herald, https://www.havasunews.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide