Officials: 28 dead birds found in ponds this week

August 19, 2011 5:16:07 AM PDT
State and local officials issue a warning against fishing at a southwest side park after more dead birds are found in ponds.

Animal control collected seven dead geese and two dead mallard ducks in McKinley Park's lagoon. Officials say they've recovered a total of 28 dead birds this week.

Federal officials are now trying to figure out what's killing all those birds. As a precaution, park visitors are urged to avoid fishing and walking dogs near the pond.