Posted: Feb 4, 2010 9:11 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
State wildlife officials say moldy grain may have killed or sickened more than 100 snow geese in the Gueydan area.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says specimens are being sent to a Georgia wildlife lab to check for aflatoxin, produced by fungi that grow on grain - especially if the grain stays damp for a long time.
Biologists also are checking on reports of dead, sick, and dying snow geese in Riceville, Kaplan,
A small number of affected geese have also been reported in the Bunkie area.
The department says healthy snow geese shot by hunters can be safely eaten, skinny, sick, or dying birds or those that are found dead should not be eaten.