DNR removes animal carcasses dumped in North River

Provincial officials have removed dozens of animal carcasses they deposited near a residential walking trail in Nova Scotia.

People in North River complained to the Natural Resources after finding a pile of 50 animal carcasses near the trail behind their homes near Truro.

The pile included the remains of deer heads with the antlers sawed from the skulls, bear heads, goose carcasses, skinned cats and mink.

Natural Resources says the carcasses had come from a scientific study and were dumped on Crown land to decompose, but have been relocated to another site deeper in the woods.