January 23, 2012
While walking on an isolated road in Greene County last week, Michael Dodson found four calves dumped alongside Teel Mountain Road a few miles north of Stanardsville. He shared pictures of the gruesome scene in an interview with CBS19 on Monday.
"It was very cold so [the carcasses] were more or less frozen," he recalled. "Just coming out here and finding this in the middle of nowhere, it was very disturbing to say the least."
Many neighbors complained about the animals being dumped in an otherwise pleasant and serene area. The animals were removed from the road by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Greene County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, but has not indicated if they have any leads.
"They could have found a better way of disposing them, but just dumping them on the side of the road is not right," said Dodson. "I think most of the residents in Greene would be pretty upset that this is happening here."
Authorities say it is illegal to dump animals along the side of a road. And Dodson says this isn't the first time he has found animal carcasses along side of a road. He says he has found deer carcasses during hunting season.