102213 UPDATE – Mystery of Big New Mexico Elk Die-off – Toxic Green Algae?

– “I've never seen anything like this. And I've talked with other wildlife biologists who've seen large die-offs, and I've not run across anyone who has seen anything of this magnitude.”

– “It is probably really doubtful that hemorrhagic disease would be the cause because hemorrhagic disease is an infectious disease and would run a course through time before that many animals died and they wouldn’t die  in such close proximity to each other”

- Kerry Mower, Wildlife Health Specialist, NM Dept. of Game and Fish

 

Twenty miles north of Las Vegas, New Mexico (Google pointer),  113 to 120 elk were all found dead in less than one square mile on a  private ranch, August 27, 2013. NM Dept. of Game and Fish investigated.
Twenty miles north of Las Vegas, New Mexico (Google pointer), 113 to 120 elk were all found dead in less than one square mile on a private ranch, August 27, 2013. NM Dept. of Game and Fish investigated.

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