'Bleeding mouths': Children 'very upset' as birds fall from sky outside Adelaide school

Josh Dutton
News Reporter

A number of children at an Adelaide school have been left traumatised after witnessing ”very sick” birds “fall from the sky”.

One Tree Hill Primary School, in Adelaide’s northeast, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday more than 50 corellas in the area have been poisoned.

Unfortunately, all of them died.

“I received a distressing phone call from a worker at school who was finding the very sick birds all over the school,” the school wrote.

“The children in vacation care were very upset at the scene of birds falling from the sky and in pain with blood coming out of their mouths.

A number of corellas were seen 'bleeding from the mouth' and collapsing at One Tree Hill Primary School in Adelaide. Source: Getty Images/ Google Maps (file)

“The children were so caring and wanted to make sure the birds were getting some help.”

The school added the animal rescue took the birds into its care.

“The rescue will continue to ensure our children do not need to see this in their school grounds,” the school wrote.

One woman wrote the news was “very disturbing”.

“I think children could be traumatised by such a horrible thing. And so cruel,” she wrote.

Others called it “terrible” and “horrible”.

South Australia Police has been contacted for comment.

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