Nearly a dozen decapitated birds discovered on a City Island beach

Residents made a startling discovery over the weekend on a beach on City Island.

Nearly a dozen decapitated birds, including roosters, hens and pigeons, were found on a beach off Bowne Avenue. One resident, who often walks his dog along the beach, says he did notice some blue bags recently but didn't know what was inside. Eventually the tide jarred the contents onto the beach.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) cleaned up the bird carcasses and is investigating what happened. Officials say the first step is to figure out whether they were beheaded before or after their deaths. The ASPCA says the investigation could take several weeks.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."