Concerns of a high number of missing dogs in southeastern Manitoba have escalated following the gruesome discovery of a skinned animal on the side of a highway on Wednesday.
RCMP are investigating the remains of the animal, which was spotted in a ditch by a motorist near New Bothwell.
Earlier this week, several dog owners from the area told media they suspected someone was stealing dogs, noting several have vanished recently under similar circumstances.
Residents also say they’ve found pieces of meat and biscuits they suspect was used in attempts to lure dogs.
RCMP spokesman Const. Miles Hiebert said Friday it’s uncertain if the remains are from a dog or a coyote.
“The remains are being forwarded to the provincial vet for examination,” Hiebert said. “We likely won’t have any answers until next week.”
I guess they are unaware of the over population of coyotes and the $60 bounty and found a skinned coyote in the ditch?
Somebody got lucky shot themselves a 24 of beer and left the carcass for the other wildlife that terrorized by the coyotes to eat.
The circle of life.... and case of brew to celebrate it.