WORCESTER (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – An 82-year-old Worcester man is fearing for his farm animals after one of his pheasants was shot through its neck and three others were stolen from their pen.
Frederick A. Randall owns a farm on Dawson Road near the Worcester Reservoir where he cares for a number of animals, including chickens, goats, ducks and pheasants; however, on Monday morning, he noticed that several of the pheasants were missing from their pen, reports The Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Randell found one of his pheasants with a dark through its neck and hopes that the other pheasants did not suffer the same fate. At the very least, Randell hopes the perpetrator used them for their meat and not just for the sport of hunting.
According to the news source, the city's animal control officer visited Randell's farm and said he had never seen a dart like the one used to shoot the pheasant.