More mutilated animals, including beheaded turtle, found in Northern California

More beheaded animals have been found near the Northern California city of Sacramento, the latest in a string of mutilations since the beginning of the year.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( a birdwatcher working the fields of Yolo County on Sunday found a collection of five beheaded chickens and a beheaded turtle.

Gina Knepp, who runs Sacramento's Front Street Animal Shelter, says it's the second find that included a turtle.

The newspaper reports there have been at least 13 separate discoveries of decapitated goats, sheep and chickens and other animals since January.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee,