Wild animals found dead with metal darts in St. Clair Shores

Posted at 11:32 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 23:33:07-04

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WXYZ) — Reports of wild animals killed by metal darts has neighbors in St. Clair Shores concerned.

The Shenkosky family told Action News, they discovered a lifeless bird with a dart through the middle of its body. They believe someone used a blow gun to take the bird's life.

Angel Shenkosky posted a photo of the bird on a St. Clair Shores social media group asking if anyone else came across the disturbing imagines.

"My husband came home from the store and found a Robin in the driveway with a blowdart straight through the middle of it," Shenkosky told 7 Action News.

She said they found a second dart on the neighbor's roof.

Police confirmed they're investigating several complaints but would not provide additional details Tuesday afternoon.

Shenkosky said she's not only concerned about children in the neighborhood but animals in backyards. Robins are protected under the Migratory Treaty Act which prohibits a person from killing the state's bird.

If you have any information about the crime you're urged to call St. Clair Shores police department.