(AP) - Animal care officials say the bodies of six goats were found decapitated in Sacramento.
It's the latest discovery of dead animal left in local recreation areas.
Gina Knepp of Sacramento's Animal Care Services says the two adult goats and four baby goats were found next to a bike path.
The Sacramento Bee reports it appears to be the sixth such incident in recent weeks and the fourth confirmed case of a beheaded animal.
Other dead animals have included chickens, a goat, a lamb and a tortoise.
Knepp says the latest remains were already in a state of decomposition, indicating that they had been there a while before they were discovered.
She says there is no way to tell if all the cases are linked.