Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

50 Canada Geese Found Mysteriously Dead Outside Montreal (Video)

The find is concerning to experts.
Senior Editor
50 Canada Geese Found Mysteriously Dead Outside Montreal (Video)

Canada has some pretty spectacular wildlife. The animals that roam the vast country are truly a national treasure.

We're fortunate that so many resources are dedicated to the preservation of animals big and small across Canada.

ALSO READ: The 10 Richest People In Montreal

Yet still, the country is not exempt from startling and unexplainable large-scale animal deaths

Shocking, mass-fatalities of wildlife are always of concern to environmentalists, preservationists, and citizens, alike.

This past week, for example, the discover of fifty dead Canada geese floating in the Saint Lawrence River sent officials into a panic.

Both provincial and federal wildlife authorities were notified, while veternarians from the Université of Montréal were dispatched to the scene.

Right now, experts' best guess to explain the death of the geese is rather bizarre: the lack of visible wounds indicate the birds may have been the victims of a lightening strike.

The electric shock would have dispersed across the condusive surface of the water and killed the geese instantly.

The event is rare but not unheard of. It's just another example of the dangers of extreme weather, which is becoming increasingly common in the Montreal area. Just this morning, meterologists warned of possible tornadoes in the vicinity of the island.

You can see the video of the discovery below. But warning: it is not for the faint of heart.


More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.