Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Trying to Find People Who Left Injured Muskrat on Shore of Ontario Lake

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Trying to Find People Who Left Injured Muskrat on Shore of Ontario Lake

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Police probing injured muskrat case

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GORES LANDING, Ont. - The case of a muskrat found badly injured in a diaper box has triggered an investigation by Ontario's provincial police.

Investigators say they've determined the muskrat, that has died, was left in a Huggies box on the shore of Rice Lake at Gores Landing, Ont., about 40 kilometres south of Peterborough, Ont., on Monday evening.

They say a witness told them a mid-sized, four-door blue sedan drove into a boat launch area with three occupants -- two females and a male driver -- who all appeared to be 16 to 18 years old.

Police say one of the female passengers allegedly placed the box near the water's edge before the vehicle drove away. They say the witness investigated and found the injured muskrat. …

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