‘Zombie’ Minks Culled Over COVID-19 Fears Are Rising From Their Mass Graves
“As the bodies decay, gases can be formed,” Denmark national police spokesperson Thomas Kristensen told DR, the state broadcaster, this week.
“This causes the whole thing to expand a little,” Kristensen explained. “In this way, in the worst cases, the mink get pushed out of the ground.”
Twitter users have described the dead animals spotted resurfacing from what was supposed to be their final resting place — 3.28 feet (1 meter) under a military training field outside Holstebro in West Jutland — as “zombie minks.”
Mink farms in Wisconsin and Utah also have been hit hard by the pandemic — with almost 10,000 animals dying in outbreaks of COVID-19.