But it wasn't just a headless goat last week. Also a "bird of prey" -- this according to The Eastsider LA blog, which is all over the Elysian Park mutilated animals story.
Apparently, last week two woman found what appeared to be a recently deceased baby goat and bird of prey, both headless. Here's where it gets weird(er): One of the same woman found parts of a chicken, in the same spot in the park today.
We called L.A. Animal Services, who are unaware of the incidents; we're awaiting a call back from park police.
Last month a pig heart was found in the park, and last year, yet another goat, Eastsider LA reports.
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Chatter around the Weekly newsroom lays out some possible explanations, including an exotic religious ritual -- though what religious rituals aren't at least a little exotic?
A particularly macabre colleague posits that it could be the nascent career of a serial killer.
As it happens, there was also a strange shooting in Echo Park early this morning, with a guy on a Harley said to have opened fire on some folks leaving a bar.
So perhaps the headless animals are of a piece with Echo Park weirdness.