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#3692695 - 06/17/14 12:57 AM 20 ducks found dead on Old Hickory Lake
Locksley
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20 ducks found dead on Old Hickory Lake
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -
Residents in Mt. Juliet are concerned after nearly two dozen mallard ducks were found dead on their property off Old Hickory Lake.

Michelle Desirey and her son, Catlin Gentry, told News 2 all of the ducks died on Sunday. A total of 20 were found dead, including six baby ducklings.

Gentry said their family has lived on the property for decades, and they have always seen ducks on the water until Sunday.

"It's not something that you normally see," he said.

Gentry explained that two ducks flew in and started having seizure-like symptoms. They were shaking and couldn't control their movements.

"And within five minutes of that happening, they were gone," he added.

Each duck that died did so in a similar fashion, some even dropping from the air after taking off.

The family is also knowledgeable when it comes to water fowl. They raise domestic ducks and occasionally harbor wild ones.

For now, Gentry said they plan to keep all of their own ducks away from the water.

"I probably have to wait until it rains, to dilute whatever's out there, if that's what it is," he told News 2.

The fear, however, is because Old Hickory Lake is such a major water source. People kayak, water board, swim and go boating.

"So the ducks are dying, the turtles are eating those, the fish in the water, and people eat the fish," Gentry said. "It's scary to think about. You don't know how it impacts the ecosystem."

All of the ducks have been shipped to a laboratory in Athens, Georgia to determine the cause of death.

TWRA spokesman Doug Markham told News 2 the agency is concerned but doesn’t think water quality is to blame.http://www.wkrn.com/story/25782574/20-ducks-found-dead-on-old-hickory-lake
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#3693257 - 06/18/14 02:30 AM Re: 20 ducks found dead on Old Hickory Lake [Re: Locksley]
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Dang that sucks big time hope they find out it is what's killing them
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#3712286 - 07/17/14 01:14 AM Re: 20 ducks found dead on Old Hickory Lake [Re: dh1984]
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There has been another large bunch of Ducks poisoned at the lake with corn , the state lab said it was a deadly pesticide that would kill any bird. So if an Eagle eats one of these birds it most likely will kill the Eagle too.
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#3713093 - 07/17/14 09:48 PM Re: 20 ducks found dead on Old Hickory Lake [Re: Locksley]
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 Originally Posted By: Locksley
There has been another large bunch of Ducks poisoned at the lake with corn , the state lab said it was a deadly pesticide that would kill any bird. So if an Eagle eats one of these birds it most likely will kill the Eagle too.
that's no good. So somebody is poisoning ducks with corn that is sprayed with a pesticide that makes the birds have seizures and die?
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#3713570 - 07/18/14 05:28 PM Re: 20 ducks found dead on Old Hickory Lake [Re: catman529]
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sounds like Timmic[sp], it will create a circle death
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#3714242 - 07/19/14 10:25 PM Re: 20 ducks found dead on Old Hickory Lake [Re: Chaneylake]
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It has been on the local Nashville area news twice now . The state lab determined it is corn that is sprayed with a pesticide that makes the birds have seizures and die?
QUOTE [ Dead ducks on Old Hickory Lake investigated by TWRA ] http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/env...-twra/10663761/

QUOTE [ TWRA: Dead ducks poisoned by corn with banned pesticide
Posted: Jul 02, 2014 8:01 PM CDT The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has completed their investigation into the deaths of 20 ducks found in Mt. Juliet off Old Hickory Lake.

Officials with the TWRA stated the ducks were poisoned after they ate corn containing a pesticide called carbofuran, which is known for being extremely toxic to birds.]
http://www.wate.com/story/25930620/twra-dead-ducks-poisoned-by-corn-with-banned-pesticide
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