Javelina killing in NW TucsonPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A dead javelina discovered on the northwest side of Tucson has neighbors and Arizona Game and Fish officials looking for answers. No one knows how or why the animal was killed.
Susan Lovejoy was walking her dog Buddha when he ran away. "My dog just broke out of my hand and ran away and we followed him to where he went," said Susan.
Susan and Buddha discovered a dead javelina hanging between two trees with a bucket of blood beneath it.
"I got up to it close, inspected it closely to check for a bullet, but nothing," said Susan. "The fact that it was hanging by 3 legs on a 2 by 6, I couldn't understand why someone would do something like that."
Officials at the Arizona Game and Fish department say that's what's most puzzling. They too want some answers.
"It's something I've never seen before, and I've talked to officers and they've never seen it either," said Diane Tilton of the Arizona Game & Fish Department. "It definitely wasn't for the meat because the meat went to waste."
"I was very disturbed. It troubled me deeply."
Susan is still trying to get the gruesome image out of her mind. "That took a couple days. Just seeing it, and wanting to know what had happened," said Susan.
Arizona Game and Fish is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.