DNR investigates after dozens of birds found dead near creek in Woodhaven

Posted at 11:17 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 23:17:41-04

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now investigating the mysterious deaths of nearly 50 birds along the Marsh Creek in Woodhaven.

Neighbors along Arlington Dr. have no idea why dozens and dozens of birds are dying along the creek banks.

The DNR was out there Friday, collecting the birds in large garbage bags.

Residents are now nervous to let their pets and kids near the water.

Nancy Chinavere told us, "Floating ducks, ducks on land, ducks struggling, everywhere ducks, they were dead. It's just nature. It's beautiful. But when you see something like this, its traumatic. It's very upsetting."

Those who have lived there for more than a decade say they have never seen birds dying in such large numbers.

The DNR says it could take about two weeks before they have a cause. It could range from the water, to bad feed, to even botulism, according to experts.