Obama's America. A man can't even walk his Boston Terrier through Prospect Park without tripping over a severed goat head. And then a few afternoons later, a young mother strolls with her two-year-old son through a neighboring park, only to shriek and stumble upon two ceremoniously decapitated rooster skulls, sacrificed on a clay plate.
Several years ago, Gawker identified a spree of similar kid (baaaa) beheadings in Florida, where you'd expect this sort of thing, really. At the time, we speculated gruesome pagan ritual as the motive because Florida. And here we go again, last year in Miami. Funny enough, following our Florida post about the seven headless goats from 2008, one commenter linked the phenomenon to Central Brooklyn, as well:
These sorts of things still go down in Prospect Park from time to time. The spot is close to the base of what we locals know as 3 Devils Hill, which is at the western end of the Upper Service Road just past the nethermead.
This commenter is currently a person-of-interest in Gawker's investigation, which is ongoing.
On the other hand, Gothamist spoke to a voodoo priest who dismissed the occultism explanation, stressing that "when we normally dispose of an animal, it shouldn't be found by others like that, especially in a park with kids or families." In any case, this shit is gross. And illegal. And a waste of tender protein for Caribbean curries.
As for the current mystery of dead snow-capped goats in Brooklyn, pedestrians have reported such mammal cadaver sightings in Prospect Park as early as last December. Per current warning from city officials:
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."
If you're the culprit, however, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.