Why Are Elks Dying in New Mexico?
Dead dolphins have been washing up on the Jersey coast all summer long, at first stumping marine biologists. After over 90 dolphin deaths, their best guess is a naturally occurring virus. Now here’s one for the old X-Files show.
In just one 24 hour period in New Mexico, 100 elk fell ill and died. All at once. No explanation. Officials with New Mexico’s Department of Fish and Game are completely stumped according to Livescience.com. They were found a few weeks ago on a 75,000 acre ranch. It wasn’t predators nor poachers, nor heat nor lightning nor drought. Seems to have been some type of illness but they have no idea what. Or why such a concentrated area. An elk cult? Pass the poisoned Kool-Aid? Where’s Scully and Mulder when you need them?