Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police in Quebec Town Ask for Public Help in Locating Person Who Killed Ostrich

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police in Quebec Town Ask for Public Help in Locating Person Who Killed Ostrich

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Montreal-area police seeking ostrich killer

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SAINT-EUSTACHE, - Police near Montreal have asked for the public's help in finding out who killed and mutilated an ostrich described by its owner as "proud and beautiful."

The three-metre-tall male bird was found stabbed to death on Sept. 4, said Saint-Eustache police spokesman Normand Brulotte.

He said the ostrich was discovered in its farm enclosure with its legs cut off but he did not say what kind of weapon was used.

The farm owner said he began screaming when he saw what had happened to his bird, who went by the name of Toron.

"I panicked, my heart was beating its maximum," Nicolas Charbonneau told The Canadian Press. "I didn't know what to think, I don't know how anyone could do that."

He called Toron a "proud and beautiful" seven-year-old breeding male who was born and raised on his ostrich farm. …

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