If you live in East Toledo, particularly by the Beer 30 area, please supervise your animals when they're outside. Also keep an eye out for the wildlife and strays. If you see anything related to this crime, contact the Division of Wildlife.
At ten pm Saturday night, my boyfriend and I were on our way back to his place when our head lights caught a gruesome sight in the alley. Someone had hung a dead squirrel by a noose from a tree.
We grabbed scissors, a bag, and gloves and I cut the squirrel down. This poor squirrel was still warm and limp, with rigor mortise just setting into his/her limbs, which were now posed in the position of being hanged.
Though I doubt this is how s/he died, the squirrel had only recently been killed. There didn't appear to be any marks or mutilations on their body, but it appears to have been a premeditated act. How do you even catch a squirrel? ...how do you catch one that late at night?
So please, if you hear or see anything, don't hesitate to report it. And please keep a closer eye on the animals.