After concerns that an oil spill occurred in Michigan’s Mackinac Straits, citizens were calling the Bridge Authority to report the “spill.” Luckily for these brilliant Michigan geniuses, there was no spill, it was a giant flock of ducks.
On December 21 of last year, the Mackinac Bridge Authority started receiving calls from concerned divers regarding a possible oil spill in the area. With each passing day, the number of calls regarding the oil spill kept growing, which makes sense, considering that the black mass that had formed on the water appeared to be growing. However, it wasn’t oil, but a record-setting gathering of Redhead ducks. In the beginning, authorities counted around 7,000 of them gathered together under and around Mackinac Bridge. Their number has grown since then, and there are now several tens of thousands of birds making up the “oil spill”.
This last part is peak Michigan…
According to Fox 2 Detroit, authorities kept telling concerned callers not to worry about the oil slicks they were trying to report, explaining to them that it was just an unusually-large gathering of birds, but many of them didn’t seem convinced. To be fair, the black mass does look very different from afar.
Besides, if it was an actual oil spill, I’d assume someone would want to toss Whitmer to the birds.