A driver cruising down a seemingly innocent stretch of highway in Idaho  over the weekend was astounded when she noticed an incredible number of  dead owls along the road.

Nichole Miller marveled to Boise's KBOI that she and her friend first saw a downed bird which they assumed was an unlucky chicken.

But their road trip took a gruesome turn over the next twenty miles as the pair continued seeing more and more dead birds.

According to Miller, they eventually stopped counting the unfortunate creatures once they had seen a jaw-dropping 50 of them over the course  of the drive.

Find out what experts believe caused the demise of so many owls at the Coast to Coast AM website.