Footage of culled mink coming back up from the grave has been shown on Danish TV. Officials say that it was a natural phenomenon and caused by gases given off during decomposition of the minks’ bodies.
The mink were culled over fears that a mutated version of the coronavirus, that was found in some of them, could spread to humans and stop the vaccine from working effectively.
Danish public broadcaster DR showed a video of mounds of animal cascasses spilling out of their mass grave. The grave is based at the Holstebro military training ground in the north west of the country.
Apparently the phenomenon is completely natural. Thomas Kristensen, a police spokesman said: "Gases are formed during decomposition, which causes the bodies to swell a little and, in worst cases, they get pushed out of the ground."
Mr Kristensen said that this was not the first time such a thing had occurred. Apparently authorities tried to solve the issue by placing more soil over the carcasses but this was not sufficient.
Broadcaster DR said that the mink will now be buried under 2.5 meters of soil, rather than just one, which should hopefully prevent this from happening again.
Denmark’s newspaper National Berlingske daily, jokingly captioned the situation: "dead zombie mink rising from the grave to exact revenge." Suggesting that the 15-17 million mink that were culled by the government earlier in November, were rising again in revenge.
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