The loss of life and property in last week's Florida storms is bad enough but the impact on wildlife is being felt here in Wisconsin
Eighteen whooping cranes had just completed the annual migration following an ultra light from the Necedah Wildlife Refugee when the storms hit.
Daniel Peterson, the Park Ranger at Necedah says only 17 birds were found dead. One was missing and they and they did pick-up a radio transmitter signal from bird # 15.
But Peterson says the signal was weak and is now gone so they don't know if # 15 is alive or dead but it's out there somewhere.
Peterson says the wild is a tough place and there wasn't much anyone could do about heavy nature other than to move on.
Next year they hope to introduce 22 young birds to the Wisconsin-to-Florida migration route.