According to reports, at least 2,000 snow geese expired and "fell dead from the sky" last week in eastern Idaho. The state Fish & Game Department announced on Monday that the cause of death was not, in fact, the finest group of wingshooters ever to grace God's green earth—it was probably avian cholera. Which is not good news. Dozens of Fish & Game employees and volunteers were forced to retrieve and destroy the corpses, which came to rest near a wildlife management area. The geese were en route back to their native breeding grounds in Alaska.