Last year, Prospect was the scene of a series of gruesome dead-animal discoveries, painstakingly chronicled by the Paper: It started with the discovery of a few bloody rocks in March, then a few more. Then, some smashed turtle shells, scraped clean of meat, and some dead fish. Then, at least eight severed chicken heads, plus piles of eviscerated intestines. Then, a dead dog; then, a dead raccoon and oppossum. In October, a decapitated goat-body was discovered, days before its head. It could be Santeria-related, but some experts think not: that one or more lunatics are simply murdering animals and dumping the remains in the park. (Usually, in the lake.)
The spokesman for the park wants to make this clear: “It’s not like people are going around killing and harming wildlife in the park,” he said, walking right into this: EXCEPT THE HUNDREDS OF FUCKING GEESE WHOSE SLAUGHTER YOU FACILITATED.