Dozens Of Birds Fall From Sky; Officials Want To Know Why

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BOSTON (CBSMiami/AP) —  Health officials are trying to find out why dozens of birds suddenly fell out of the sky and onto a Boston Street.

City officials said 47 grackles were found Thursday in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

A dozen of the birds died. Others were sick and thrashing around. Rescuers helped save 35 of them.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston says it went to the neighborhood after residents reported birds falling from the sky.

Officials also are looking into what caused three neighborhood cats to get sick and if it’s related to what happened to the birds. Two of the cats have died.

The birds that died are being sent to Tufts University for testing. Results are expected next week.

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