Hunter cited in Brewerytown mutilated animal investigation

March 20, 2014 11:21:28 AM PDT
The hunter who allegedly admitted involvement in the discovery of an animal carcass in Brewerytown has been cited by authorities.

The man, who authorities have not named, contacted the PSPCA on March 10th to identify himself as a hunter from New York State who had shot and killed the animal.

On Thursday he appeared at the PSPCA where he was issued the citation.

Officer Czech told PSPCA that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation is also investigating.

The PSPCA says their investigation into the matter is now closed, but that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation is also investigating.

The remains of the animal were discovered on March 9th in an empty lot at 30th and Jefferson streets on Sunday by Derek Jones' dog Bella during their early morning walk.

"The animal was totally skinned from head to tail and the ears removed. The rear paws were bound and the paws were cut off," said George Bengal, SPCA.

The carcass was dumped in a trash bag in the middle of a field. The tools used to skin the animal were left wrapped in a blanket nearby - bloody scalpels, rubber gloves and a baking soda like substance.

Forensic veterinarians examined the animal and believe that it is not a domestic cat or dog, but appears to be a larger feline, possibly a bobcat.

Officials say that it was the next day when they were contacted by the hunter who said that he had shot and killed the animal last month on a hunting trip. He allegedly explained that he skinned the animal while performing a taxidermy.


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