BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - In what likely seemed like a scene out of a fiction novel, dead farm animals were found on a Biloxi beach.
According to Biloxi Police Chief John Miller, the police department first received calls on March 21 regarding two small goats and roughly six chickens in an area near Treasure Bay Casino.
The animals were tangled in what appeared to be a sheet, although Miller says nothing indicated animal abuse.
Badly decomposed, the animals were covered in a black substance, which indicated to officials they had been in the water for a long period of time. Miller believes the animals drowned, and are linked to recent flooding in Louisiana.
It was rumored that a goat's neck was cut, but Chief Miller says no such evidence exists. Instead, the chief notes that the animal likely burst as it decayed.
Multiple calls have been made to the police department since March 21 as other animals have washed ashore. Anyone who spots a dead animal on shore is asked to contact the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641.
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