By Olivia Day For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:14 GMT, 22 January 2021 | Updated: 05:14 GMT, 22 January 2021
An increasing amount of dead magpies found on a single street has shocked wildlife rescue volunteers.
Rescue volunteers were called twice daily to a street in Southport to help sick and dying magpies over a two week period.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The magpies are believed to have been poisoned over the last few months.
In shocking footage some birds can be seen having seizures.
Wildlife rescue volunteers were called twice daily for a two week period to help sick and dying magpies along a single street in Southport, birds being poisoned in the last few months
In distressing footage of the poisoned birds, some magpies can be seen having seizures
Wildcard spokeswoman Tara Hunter told the Gold Coast Bulletin that of the rescued birds, half of them survived while half had to be euthanised.
Ms Hunter called the bizarre string of deaths on Crinium Cresent as 'incredibly concerning'.
'We do see deaths occur naturally at times but this situation was different, our hotline was being called twice a day all to pick up birds in the same street'.