The mysterious spate of mass bird and fish deaths just days into the New Year has turned into a global phenomenon as more and more animals are being found dead around the world. The latest two separate incidents saw thousands of fish found floating in a creek in Florida and 200 birds found dead on a highway bridge in Texas.
Here's a list of additional animal deaths discovered:
•450 red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and starlings found littering a highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
•3,000 blackbirds on roofs and roads in the small town of Beebe, Arkansas.
•Thousands of 'devil crabs' washed up along the Kent coast near Thanet.
•Thousands of drum fish washed along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River.
•Tens of thousands of small fish in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.
•Thousands of dead fish found floating in warm Florida creek.
•Hundreds of snapper fish found dead in New Zealand.
•Scores of American Coots found dead on Texas highway bridge.
According to Daily Mail UK: Swedish experts have said the shock of fireworks being let off near the city, in the south-east of the country, and difficulty finding food may have led to the deaths of the jackdaws.
Many of the birds are believed to have died from stress or as a result of being run over by vehicles while disoriented.
And scientists have also been left baffled by at least 100 tons of sardines, croaker and catfish washing up dead along the Brazil coastline near Paranaguá.
There were more fish deaths reported today in New Zealand, while in England, the carcasses of 40,000 devil crabs are strewn across a beach in Kent.
Hundreds of dead starlings and robins were found scattered in backyards in the Kentucky town of Gilbertsville while an estimated two million dead fish have washed ashore in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.
They are the latest in a spate of incidents which are being blamed on New Year fireworks, thunderstorms, cold weather, parasites and even poisoning.
The internet has been abuzz with conspiracy theories about secret government experiments being behind the deaths, or it being a sign of a looming Armageddon at the end of the Mayan calendar next year.
Our theory is that man's severe distruction of the Earth has finally thrown us so off balance that the toxins in the air, water and ground are catching up in more ways that force people to actually pay attention. The phrase, "Global Warming," sounds less harmful than it is until blatant things like this begin to happen. It's probably not that scientists are "baffled," they most likely just don't want people to panic. Hopefully that lore about 2012 being end of days isn't actually true but with creepy things like this happening it makes you wonder.