A farmer in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures has found about 80 dead pigeons on his farm 20 kilometres west of Quebec City.
Sylvain Turmel first noticed the dead birds in his field on Dec. 18.
"I found two dead birds in the morning, which is normal, birds sometimes die," he said.
"But when I came back one hour later, another 25 had fallen," said Turmel.
"In the time it took me to pick them up, five more fell to the ground!"