You may want to think twice about relocating to the state of Arkansas, after a series of mysterious deaths occurred over the weekend.

Residents of the small town of Beebe, northeast of Little Rock, awoke Saturday to find thousands of dead blackbirds littering a 1.5-square-mile area. The birds inexplicably dropped dead, landing on homes, cars and lawns. Cleanup crews wore protective suits, gas masks and rubber gloves as they spent the holiday weekend gathering the carcasses.

Separately, some 100,000 fish died last week in the Arkansas River in the northwestern section of the state, the New York Daily News reports.

via First Falling Birds, Now Dead Fish in Arkansas - CBS News.