Severed Animal Heads Found in Plastic Bags on Long Island | NBC New York

Severed Animal Heads Found in Plastic Bags on Long Island




    Two animal heads were found dumped near an intersection in Suffolk County Tuesday, the second time in less than a year that animal remains have been found in the area, authorities said.

    The animal heads, believed to be from goats or sheep, were found in clear, plastic bags dumped about a foot off the roadway in East Northport.

    Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, called the finding "deeply disturbing." He said they may have been killed in a religious ritual or on a farm for food.

    The circumstances and motivation behind the dumping of the remains are unknown.

    In a separate incident, an opossum was found shot in the face a week earlier about 20 miles away in a trash can in front of a home in Holtsville. Doctors removed more than six pellets from the opossum's face, neck and torso; authorities say it's expected to survive.

    Anyone with information about the animal heads or the opossum shooting is asked to call the SPCA at (631) 382-7722.

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