GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Dead squirrels have been washing up on a Lake Michigan beach at a state park.
The squirrels likely drowned while trying to cross the Grand River and then flowed to the lake and Grand Haven State Park, an expert said.READ MORE: ‘Pray Day on the Highway’ Draws Clergy, Community to Silence Road Violence
Nick Kalejs, a wildlife biologist at the Muskegon State Game Area, estimates about 100 in recent weeks.
“I don’t think people should be unduly alarmed,” Kalejs told MLive.com. “It’s always distressing to see dead animals, and we certainly don’t want any animal to suffer. There does seem to be some (precedent) for this type of thing, and hopefully it won’t last too much longer.”READ MORE: Governor Whitmer Announces Loosening COVID-19 Restrictions On Restaurants and Gatherings
Squirrels can swim, he said, but “clearly not all of them make it.”
The effort to get across the river could be related to food scarcity.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 1,067 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Deaths Tuesday
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