Children Find Pile of Animal Carcasses
Updated: Wednesday, February 27 2013, 12:44 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- A couple kids playing on a playground smelled something funny, but they weren't laughing when they saw from where the stench was coming.
A man living next to the park piled more than half a dozen deer, coyote and raccoon carcasses in a small spot surrounded by a chain-link fence.
"I was horrified," said Debbie Loy, the mother of the boy that found the dead animals. "Not a lot bothers me and that bothered me."
The spot with all the dead animals is private property though. The hunter that owns that land said he sees nothing wrong with putting the carcasses there.
"Maybe if more kids hunted and fished it wouldn't be that big of a deal," said the hunter who would only give his first name Sam.
Officers with the Division of Wildlife checked it out. They say the hunter isn't breaking any state laws and that he has all the necessary hunting permits.
Still, the officers say storing the carcasses where they're visible to kids playing in a park may not be the best spot. They say often there are city ordinances requiring hunters to bury carcasses.