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Bird Mortality Reporting - Avian Influenza 
Hunters and others handling birds should follow routine precautions when handling wild birds and report dead birds to FWC.

Newcastle Disease
Newcastle virus affects avian species, particularly double-crested cormorants.

Avian Pox
Pox is a virus of the wild turkey and results in wart-like lesions on unfeathered skin.



FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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