A farmer in North Otago in New Zealand is looking for answers in the shocking death of over 200 sheep found on his farm. The sheep have been found with shattered skulls and located at the bottom of a limestone rock. The farmer first discovered 111 sheep that were killed and then reports state that he came across another 80 dead sheep.
At first it was thought that dogs were responsible for the mass slaughter but once source states that the sheep had been shot. Two dogs were found in proximity of the farm but neither had any blood on them.
It was also thought that they were all shot but no bullets have been found and there were no sounds of gun fire heard over the nights the killing took place. It could be that a suppressed weapon was used but that would not explain missing bullets or evidence of gunshots.
Could somebody have taken a hammer or blunt object and murdered these sheep? It’s not out of the realm of possibility but what would the motive be? The farmer states he has no employees or ex-employees that would be revengeful and can’t think of anybody that would carry this deed out.
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