Their numbers increase substantially without the normal winter kill and now they don't have enough of their normal food to eat during the rest of the year because there are so many eating.
They begin to eat foods they would not normally eat.
Parasites and other deficiencies in their food cause internal stresses with their bodies and stomachs and organs.
A long hard winter comes along with lots of snow and long months of wet and cold cold freezing temps and wipes out much of the heard..
Nature without mans inventions..
Now multiply that by a thousand with mans inventions..
That's the threshold we are standing on and the clock that is ticking..
We have weakened to an alarming degree and populated to seven and a half billion people..
One billion is one thousand million..
A thousand million lives is one billion..
If a million people died in each of our fifty states that would be fifty million..
The numbers are staggering and astonishing..