No End in Sight For Treasure Valley Bird Flu
As the old saying goes: "Lions, Tigers, and Bears...oh my!"
Anymore, it seems like the lions, the tigers, and the bears are all sorts of ridiculous "things" that we here in the Treasure Valley are having to deal with.
Yes, even here in the Treasure Valley we've got all sorts of crazy outdoor adventures in store--like these hikes!
Hikes to Explore Outside in and Around Boise
Have you gone on any of these hikes before?
It seems like we're always dodging things: COVID, new COVID variants, Monkey Pox, West Nile Virus....well, here's something we haven't heard about in a while: BIRD FLU.
A few weeks ago we shared with you that reports of the Avian Flu were coming out in the Treasure Valley-- now, according to a local news report, Idaho Fish and Game is saying that yes--it's "going around" and they really don't know when the end will be.
The disease, according to Idaho Fish and Game, has to run its course.
So what do you do when you see a sick bird that might have the Bird Flu? Officials say to not bother the bird--they cannot respond to every report of a sick bird, either.
If you come across a dead bird, the suggested steps are:
- Leave the bird alone
- If you don't want to leave it alone, you may WEAR GLOVES AND A MASK
- Double-bag the bird
- Throw the bird in the trash
- Wash your hands after dealing with the bird
We don't know if there will be dead birds here but you may as well check out these hikes