(Broken Arrow, OK) -- It was a bit of a mystery as hundreds of birds were found dead yesterday in the Oklahoma town of Broken Arrow.
Tulsa County and state experts say severe weather is to blame.
Officials speculate lightning and thunder scared the birds out of the trees, causing them to either fly or be blown back into trees and buildings.
Most of the birds were found near a local Walmart.
Experts are also speculating the birds were so soaked with rain, they died from hypothermia.
State wildlife experts say bird die-offs are common after severe weather.
They also say there is no threat of disease from the dead birds.
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