Are there any indications of animal loss during a launch (shuttle or rocket). I'm referring to animals in the vicinity. I'm sure that it's minimal, but does the exhaust/sound/etc. knock out a bunch of birds and rodents, for example? Is there a big die-off radius or anything? Maybe the noise prior to launch frightens most animals away or underground.
Another confirmed launch casualty is Space Bat:
Bravely going where no Bat had gone before.
The Shuttle nails a vulture as it clears the tower