Chinese pigs definitely don't fly, and apparently neither do Chinese ducks.
1,000 thousand dead ducks were found floating in a river in China just one week after 16,000 dead pigs were pulled out rivers near Shanghai.
After fishing the dead ducks out of the Nanhe river in the Sichuan province authorities put the carcasses in woven bags and then burried them underground, a technique officials said would guarantee the safety of local residents and livestock, according to Xinua News.
News of the dead ducks comes just a week after the 16,000th diseased pig carcass was pulled out of two rivers near Shanghai.
The cause of death of both the ducks and pigs remains a mystery although officials in both cases say that drinking water remains safe for human consumption.
The sale of diseased pig products is big business in the area around Shanghai, with large hog farms benig a central part of the economy in the Jianxing province.
However authorities have been cracking down on the grisly business and thus it is believed that farmers are simply dumping their diseased products, according to the Guardian.