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Oh, deer! Another dead animal shows up in Prospect Park

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The butcher of Prospect Park is back.

A Windsor Terrace resident stumbled upon two black trash bags of discarded goat or deer parts — the latest evidence that a demented animal killer is slaughtering beasts and then dumping them in Brooklyn’s most beloved park.

The two sacks of detritus — one filled with guts, the other containing a gutted and decapitated deer or perhaps goat — were at the edge of the park near Parkside Avenue and Parade Place, about 30 feet from each other.

“I initially thought it was a dog,” said Alex Gurevich, who first eyed — or, more accurately, nosed — the bags on Sunday.

Whatever it was, it was certainly no surprise to park-lovers, many of whom have watched with increasing disgust the almost monthly incidents that began last March when some rocks along the park’s lakefront were found covered in blood.

A week later, chicken heads and animal guts appeared, then a dead dog, and a raccoon turned up by the lake.

Gurevich and others have suggested that the animals might be part of a Santeria ritual, but such practices tend to be accompanied by other items, such as grains, money and food.

Prospect Park spokesman Eugene Patron said that the animal “seems to be illegal dumping. … That’s pretty much it.”

He did say that the agency believes that the carcass was a goat — “something almost certain that doesn’t live in the park,” he added.

Updated 3:14 pm, October 20, 2010: Now has a comment from park officials.
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Reasonable discourse

Grim LeRouge from Fort Clinton/Greene Hill says:
I suspect all these animals are being used by a Chinese Restaurant and then the parts not used are disposed in the park. Just a guess.
Oct. 20, 2010, 9:55 am
James from Slope says:
Those are merely Hiram Monserrate's ex-lovers.
Oct. 20, 2010, 12:02 pm
Jesaca says:
That's a bit racist, Grim LeRouge.
Oct. 20, 2010, 12:30 pm
Grim LeRouge from Fort Hill/Clinton Greene says:
Though the French do love calf's head.
Oct. 20, 2010, 1:17 pm
Deermeat says:
That is racist; the Chinese are very industrious and would be infinitely more likely to use all but the most inedible cuts of deer/goat meat and sell the rest to a glue factory in bulk.
Oct. 20, 2010, 8:24 pm
Das Racist from upstate says:
Might be racist...but also bizarrely connected to fact. im from buffalo and the first things i thought of were haitian rituals and chinese restaurants.

http://www.newser.com/story/41064/buffalo-restaurant-busted-while-butchering-deer.html

An inspector has shut down a Chinese restaurant after finding its workers butchering a deer on the premises, the Buffalo News reports. Health officials, who arrived at the restaurant after a tip, aren't sure if the animal was hunted or roadkill—or what the China King had planned for the meat. Regardless of the deer’s fate, officials say it's illegal to butcher a carcass inside a restaurant.
Oct. 21, 2010, 7:58 am

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