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40 ducks killed and placed along midstate road

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 24, 2016 6:56 AM

 

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(Quarryville) -- The state Department of Agriculture says more than 40 ducks found along a rural road last week were placed there after they were already killed. 

Agriculture spokeswoman Brandi-Hunter Davenport says tests on the birds found in East Drumore Township determined they didn't die of disease.

The birds were left along a road in southern Lancaster County on March 16.

The birds died of some kind of trauma and were likely dropped from a vehicle that drove along the road. 

The ducks were found along more than a one-mile stretch.

Hunter-Davenport says the birds "were not hit by cars. It was not just happenstance.''

The state police are investigating who killed and dumped the ducks along the road.

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