Official: 40 dead ducks along Pennsylvania road placed there

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Posted: Mar 24, 2016 9:49 AM

QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Investigators in Pennsylvania are trying to find out who left more than 40 dead ducks along a rural road last week.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says more the ducks were placed on the road after they were already killed.

Agriculture spokeswoman Brandi-Hunter Davenport tells LNP (http://bit.ly/1XPvDs2 ) that tests determined they didn't die of disease.

The birds were left along a road in southern Lancaster County, about 50 miles southeast of Harrisburg, 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.

The state police are continuing to investigate who killed and dumped the ducks.