A pony found mutilated on Dartmoor in what was claimed could be a Pagan ritual died of natural causes, according to Devon and Cornwall police.
A pony was found near Plymouth with organs and features missing or placed outside its body in July this year – leading to fears it could have been deliberately killed and arranged as part of a ritual.
Police say their investigation has concluded, and that the animal died of natural causes.
They say the mutilation was down to wild animals.
The article notes that the coverage of the story was sensationalized as people suspected it was done by Satanists who sacrificed the animal. And then it goes on to do the same… as if the natural causes explanation is not to be accepted.
There are no details provided as to whether the natural causes could be disease, illness or lightning strike (which might explain the burn marks reported).
Whenever animals are killed in Hispanic areas, it’s chupacabra. If it’s on the plains, it’s aliens. If it’s the U.K., it’s Satanists. Interesting, eh?
Tip: Marcus Sprenkel