Creepy Kitty Cadaver Suggests Montrose Cat-Killer at Large (W/Sick Photos)
Yesterday afternoon, along with his son, Paul Davis embarked on a Montrose-area bike ride / photo expedition. While they relaxed under the speading arms of a majestic live oak on Marshall Street just west of the spur, he noticed something peculiar sticking out of a hole partway up the trunk.
The semi-skeletal remains of a dead cat.
Davis believes it is possible, if not likely, that the cat climbed haflway up the tree, laid down on its back, and died peacefully there of natural causes. He thinks a far grimmer scenario is more apt to be true: the cat was killed elsewhere and placed there by a sicko for shock value.
After the jump, we have Davis's fairly graphic photos (if you want to see them -- you've been warned), and info on how this could be part of a years-long trend.
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There has been a pattern of this sort of vile animal cruelty and exhibitionist sadism in several adjoining Inner Loop neighborhoods. Crime Stoppers is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of a serial cat mutilator in the Greater Heights area. (That one struck us at home, apparently.)
Back in 2009, authorities were wondering aloud if the same killer was also operating in Montrose and River Oaks.
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