Residents were disturbed by a gaggle of dead geese left on the side of the road on Monday evening.
Shelby Booker and another woman found six Canada geese on the corner of East Roseville Parkway and Brackenbury Way just after 5:15 p.m.
“There were guts everywhere on the ground,” Booker said. “Just very gruesome. Not something you see on your way home from work.”
Booker said she remembered the same geese alive when she passed by the same area at around 4:30 p.m., so she believed sometime between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m., the geese were run over. She also said the bloody scene stretched at least two car lengths, making her suspicious that this was an intentional act of animal cruelty.
“One I can see as an accident, but six all in a row?” Booker said. “And these are larger geese, they’re not small. There was no trace of skid marks, or anything like a car was trying to stop.”
Booker also said there were no signs of a dog or coyote attack either. However, Placer County Animal Services said there were no witnesses to the incident and they cannot say if the geese were killed intentionally.
On accident or on purpose, people in Granite Bay are still disturbed by what they saw.
“If people can keep their eyes out a little more, and keep track of what is going on in their own back yards, stuff like this can be prevented,” area landscaper, Michael Wingo said.
“If they are going to do this, what else are they going to do?” Booker asked. “What else do they have planned to do? And if this is just a random act of fun for them, then that is very scary.”
Placer County Animal Services said this would be extremely difficult to prove if this was done on purpose. If proven through witness testimonies, whoever did this could be slapped with animal cruelty charges.