Corn Train Derailment Causes Bird Invasion
Locke Lake in Fridley, Minnesota was the site of a train derailment this past July. The train was carrying corn and dumped tons of grain into the lake. Now the lake has been invaded by thousands of ducks and geese, far more than the usual dozen or so birds. But are the birds there because of the corn or because of the mild winter that has left the lake open and the waterfowl reluctant to head south?