Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dead coyotes found bound and gagged

Apex, NV (KTNV) - A disturbing sight in the desert, piles of dead coyotes found with their mouths tied shut has left people wondering, who was behind it all?

Terry Snyder, a hunter, isn't startled by the sight of a dead animal, but he was shocked when he discovered a path lined with dead coyotes.
You may come across one, two, three at the most, but you'll never come across this many,” Snyder said.

After taking a closer look, Snyder discovered the coyote’s mouths had been tied shut, some with plastic zip-ties, others with wire. The animals were also gagged with blocks of wood, each piece time stamped and dated.

“I think someone came out and dumped them,” Snyder said. “I don't see any gunshots wounds or any kind of trauma at all.”

Coyote’s are classified as varmints in the state of Nevada, they can be hunted without any restrictions, no licenses required. But, the amount of coyote carcasses and the condition in which we found them has prompted questions of animal cruelty and illegal dumping. Read More