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More bird deaths reported in AR, fireworks blamed

BEEBE, AR (CNN) - More dead birds were found in Beebe, Arkansas, on Sunday.

Authorities say more than 200 birds were killed, their deaths blamed on fireworks.

The sudden deaths of thousands of birds last year, caused by fireworks, forced law enforcement to put a ban on fireworks this year.

Officials believe someone deliberately caused the birds' deaths this year.

"This is an act induced by human beings. Probably, their agenda was to go to the roost and scare the birds to get some attention," says Thurman Booth with Wildlife Services.

If you're wondering why there isn't similar bird carnage on July 4th, it's because blackbird season only lasts from November to March.

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