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Avian flu likely cause of 400 Wiser Lake bird deaths

'Highly infectious' disease is spreading

Daniel Zimmerman, right, a biologist at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, gets ready to disembark from the boat.
Daniel Zimmerman, right, a biologist at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has spent several days hauling dead birds out of the waters at Wiser Lake in Lynden, placing them in heavy-duty trash bags for transport. (Julia Lerner/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
LYNDEN — Heavy-duty black trash bags lined the shore at the Wiser Lake Public Boat Launch on Tuesd
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