Two Decapitated Rooster Heads Found Near Prospect Park

By Ben Fractenberg on March 5, 2014 6:52pm 

 Two decapitated rooster heads were found in Dr. Ronald McNair Park in Brooklyn Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Two decapitated rooster heads were found in Dr. Ronald McNair Park in Brooklyn Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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Julie Reinken

BROOKLYN — Just days after a severed goat head was found in Prospect Park, two decapitated rooster heads were discovered in nearby Dr. Ronald McNair Park, a tipster told DNAinfo New York Wednesday.

Julie Reinken, 44, was walking with her dog and two-year-old son in the park about 4 p.m. when she happened upon the heads, which appeared to have been placed in a clay pot with feathers arranged around them. 

"I was appalled. I mean it's so sad. It's a very violent scene," Reinken said. "I'm glad that my kid isn't old enough to notice what it was. He didn't see anything."

Reinken, who has lived on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights since 1999, added that this is the first time she has ever happened upon decapitated animal heads in the neighborhood.

McNair Park is a smaller triangular green space wedged between where Washington and Classon avenues intersect across from the Brooklyn Museum.

The goat head was found about a half mile away near the Lincoln Road entrance to Prospect Park.

When reached for comment the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation reminded people to alert the city after finding decapitated rooster or goat heads. 

"It is illegal to kill or harm animals in parks. If you see this activity in Parks, please call 911," said the Parks Department in a statement. "To report conditions in parks, including the findings of animal remains, please call 311."
 

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