Serial Rabbit-Killer on the Loose in Peaceful French Village
Serial rabbit-killer terrorises picturesque Brittany village
Massacre of seven pets in Minihy-Tréguier is latest incident in series of killings
Kim Willsher in Paris
Mon 17 Dec 2018 13.08 GMT
A serial rabbit-killer who has been spreading terror around a picturesque village in Brittany has struck again.
Police were called after the bodies of seven rabbits were discovered slaughtered and dumped on the ground at a home in the village of Minihy-Tréguier on the Côtes-d’Armor coast on Saturday morning.
Shocked locals had hoped the killings, which reportedly began in March, had stopped after several weeks passed without any animals being killed.
Officers say the mystery killer leaves few if any clues but has the same modus operandi each time: he or she sneaks into private gardens at night, takes the rabbits from their hutches and either stabs them with a needle or sharp object or crushes them underfoot. The bodies are then left on the ground.
“It’s frightening. If they can attack defenceless animals like rabbits, they could very well, one day, attack people, particularly the elderly,” Annick, a villager, told the Le Télégramme newspaper.
A neighbour, Isabelle, added: “You have to be sick to do something like this to animals. I mean, it’s not even to eat them.”
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