01:16PM, Friday 14 October 2016
A dead deer which was discovered with a tree branch shoved into its rear and a McDonald’s bag wrapped around its head has been branded a ‘sadistic’ killing.
Shouvik Chatterjee made the shock discovery while out walking along Majors Farm Road in Datchet at about 5pm on Thursday, October 6.
It was found just a day after an eight-year-old girl stumbled upon a dead dog in Colnbrook which had a rock forced into its mouth.
The gruesome finds have now prompted fears more innocent animals could be at risk from barbaric attacks.
“I thought it was somebody’s dog just relaxing there but it was very disturbing and disgusting. It did shake me up,” said Mr Chatterjee, of Ditton Road.
“The poor animal, the face was covered with a McDonalds paper bag, it was completely covered, there were flies all over it. The worse part of it was it looked like somebody had forced a tree branch up the backside. That was really gross.”
The 42-year-old, who immediately took a picture of the dead animal before contacting the RSPCA, regularly walks and runs along the path up to five times a week.
He believes the animal had only recently been killed as the blood was still wet and its body had not bloated.
“It was very disturbing, that was why I did not share the picture, even to my wife.
“It was very sadistic. Why would you do that to an animal?
“This is not something natural; they must be either taking out their frustration or something else or just I guess some psychological issues.”
After the contacting the RSPCA, Mr Chatterjee was told to stay with the animal only to be called back saying it could not be collected until the next day as there was no one available and the police were not interested.
Mr Chatterjee, who works for a software company in Reading, shared the horror story on the Datchet Eye Facebook group to warn people not to go down the track but also because there have been other sightings of grossly mutilated animals in the area over the past few months.
These have included a mauled fox which was discovered by Mr Chatterjee’s wife in Ditton Park three months ago.
Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
A ‘traumatised’ eight-year-old girl made a shock discovery when she found the body of a dog lying on the ground with a rock forced into its mouth and a concrete slab dropped over it.
The girl found the animal in Rayner’s Field in Colnbrook while out walking with her mother through a field, near Drift Way.
The mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, took a photo of the animal and shared it through the Colnbrook Community Association’s (CCA) Facebook page.
The association said on its post: “The youngster was traumatised, as you can expect. The RSPCA have been notified and are on their way to collect the corpse. This is nothing short of barbaric.”
The RSPCA took away the dead dog, which was micro-chipped. It was returned to its owner through voluntary organisation DogLost.
CCA secretary Charles Burke told the Express: “I don’t see how anyone can get fun from cruelty. Find these people and lock them up.”
Slough Borough Council also disposed of another dead animal on Majors Farm Road at about 5.30pm on Thursday, October 6.
It was reported to the council on Twitter as being ‘as big as a dog’.
The animal’s injuries are unknown.
A spokesman for RBWM said the council was not aware of any ‘dog-related incidents’ but community wardens have been advised to keep a look out.
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