If cemeteries are not creepy enough for you, then you can always checkout Mount Washington Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. Mount Washington Cemetery is just like any other cemetery, only it is mysteriously littered with squirrel corpses. Starting last April, visitors at the cemetery and nearbyresidents started to find several squirrel corpses within and near apothecary. What is causing all of these squirrels to die remains a mystery, but several residents living near the cemetery cannot help but to find the current situation to be unsettling. The secretary-treasurer of the nonprofit Mount Washington Cemetery Association, Julie Rimer, has volunteered within the cemetery for more than years, and nobody is more determined than she is to find the culprit/s behind this spate of squirrel killings, if there is a culprit, that is.
Considering Rimer’s more than 30 years of volunteer service within the cemetery, you would think that there is nothing that she has not seen, but Rimer claims that the squirrel corpses within the cemetery is unprecedented.For the past seven months, Rimer alone discovered 22 dead squirrels within the cemetery, and she knows of many others that were discovered by her friends that live nearby. For now, Rimer is attempting to determine if the squirrel corpses are limited to the cemetery. Rimer took to Facebook in order to ask nearby residents if they have noticed an increase in the amount of squirrel corpses being found, and one woman who lives fairly close to the cemetery claimed to have noticed more dead squirrels than usual, but Rimer was hoping for more responses.
Rimer took photos of the squirrel corpses to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife with the hopes that they could help. A spokesperson for the department claimed that the squirrels did not appear to die as a result of squirrel pox, but they did show signs of trauma that may have resulted from a dog or cat attack. The squirrels may also have been shot with a pellet gun or poisoned somehow, but she cannot be sure until another corpse turns up, at which point she will have an autopsy performed to better understand the cause of these mass deaths.
Do you think that the squirrels are succumbing to violent attacks by another wild animal/s?