Headless Rabbit Turns Up on Heritage Hill Road


Police believe it was wild animals—and not a human, as in a pair of cases last year—that decapitated a rabbit whose carcass was found in New Canaan last week.

At about 7:40 a.m. on July 23, police received a report of a rabbit found on Heritage Hill Road whose head and leg both had been removed.

Because of two disturbing discoveries last year—when a decapitated cat was discovered around Halloween and then, two weeks later, a rabbit turned up with its head clearly chopped off with a knife (that was on Pepper Lane)—Animal Control investigated the new case, Officer Maryann Kleinschmitt said.

“This one was a wild rabbit and it was not a clean cut, it was torn apart,” Kleinschmitt said. “My guess is that it was a hawk or raccoon.”

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