Post by Graveyardbride on Sept 5, 2018 18:51:30 GMT -5
Did ‘Big Cat’ Kill Kentucky Horses and Dogs?
MONROE COUNTY, Ky. – When three horses and two dogs were found dead Sunday, the sheriff’s office believed the animals were killed by a large animal. But now the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Diagnostics Team says this is not the case.
The dead animals, three horses and two dogs, are believed to have been killed early Sunday morning. The horses and pit bull belonged to Eddie Denton and the second dog, a Husky, belonged to a neighbor. “I got up Sunday morning to go feed ‘em and everything. And like I usually do, I holler and they come up to the fence down there, but they didn’t come,” Denton recalls. “And I just happened to look in the pond where the ducks are at and seen one a-floatin’ out there in the pond. It’s bad to walk out and see your horses ... I believe some kind of animal killed my horses. I don’t know what ... I think it’s some kind of big cat.”
However, John Hast, who examined the carcasses, says, “After careful examination of the wounds and the area around the animals, we’ve just simply concluded that no large animal was involved with this attack.” Also, according to Hast, no mountain lions or large feline predators have been spotted anywhere in Kentucky recently.
But Sheriff Dale Ford agrees with Denton. “These animals were not shot and they were not stabbed by a knife. They were mauled,” he insists. “They were killed by some kind of big, vicious animal that is deadly.”
People in the area have been advised to keep a close watch on animals and children.
Source: Kylen Mills, WLEX, September 5, 2018.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2018 12:13:05 GMT -5 by Joanna
MONROE COUNTY, Ky. – The sheriff’s office has confirmed another animal has been found dead in the same area where five others were discovered earlier this month.
Sheriff Frog Ford told 13 News that a dead calf was found on a farm less than a mile from where horses and dogs were found the previous weekend. He said there were pieces of the calf’s hide torn from its body, but cannot confirm the death is related to the others.