Three dead foxes with their abdomens slit have been found in Chepstow, only a short distance from a separate pile of dead wild animals dumped earlier this year.
A dog walker made the shocking discovery on Wednesday (20 February), and contacted the local police, who enlisted the support of RSPCA Cymru. An urgent appeal for information has now been launched.
The three fox bodies – two male and one female – were found a short walk from Chepstow Garden Centre at Pwllmeyric.
It is unclear how the foxes were killed – but RSPCA officers say the circumstances appear “very suspicious”, with severe damage visible to the abdomens.
Shockingly, the discovery comes some seven weeks after a pile of dead wild animals – including a decapitated deer – were found at a nearby Chepstow location, only one field away, at Hayesgate on New Year’s Day in a feared ‘killing spree’.
Anyone with information related to the shocking discovery of the fox bodies is urged to contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton said: “This was a shocking discovery – with the three fox bodies laid out, and their abdomens seemingly very carefully cut open.
“The circumstances are very suspicious – and anyone with information is urged to contact us on 0300 123 8018.
“Worryingly, this discovery comes weeks after a decapitated deer, a deer’s severed head, two Canada geese, two mallard ducks and an unidentified bird of prey were found dead at a nearby site.
“It seems very possible the incidents are linked – given the nature of both discoveries.”
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