LINCOLN — The deaths of at least a few hundred waterfowl around Lake Lewis & Clark in northeast Nebraska prompted state wildlife officials to issue a warning.
The public is urged to avoid contact with sick or dead birds encountered in this area and report them to Game and Parks, officials said.
Dead waterfowl, mostly snow geese, were first reported Tuesday in the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area.
State wildlife personnel collected dead waterfowl, which are being tested to determine cause of death, the agency said in a news release.
Large numbers of snow geese currently use Lewis & Clark Lake, which is an impoundment on the Missouri River north of Crofton, and more dead or sick birds may be found over the holiday weekend.
The lake attracts a variety of waterfowl including gulls, pelicans and bald eagles, especially during migration times.
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