Residents in Florida’s Plant City enjoy the peaceful solitude. Those fortunate enough to live along Quail Meadow Road love the serene countryside. Until lately – Of late, the quiet road has been turned into a dumping ground of both dead and live animals.
Resident Donald Winter says, "Yeah, it's become kind of a dumping ground for anything. Alligators, deer, even dogs and cats."
The people have seen any number of critters but this latest, a partial carcass of a horse, is shocking. The legs of a horse have been lined up, maybe even posed, alongside the road. Another skeleton piece hangs on a power pole nearby.
"It just makes you sick to your stomach," says Winter.
Naturally, the horse remains evoke many questions.
The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office gave a few answers. They believe that the horse was not butchered for its meat. They think that the horse died and the owner did not want to pay the expense of burying the animal. So it was cut into pieces and dumped beside the road. They surmise someone came along after the horse was discarded and arranged the bones.
However, two weeks after the sheriff's investigation, the bones of the horse were still beside the road.
For Lisa Harrell, a horse owner in the vicinity, this is particularly upsetting. Says Harrell, "You bury a horse. You have someone bury it -- yeah, that's messed up she says. It's freaking me out.”
It took 10 News to inquire about the remaining bones. They were told by the county that the carcass would be removed.
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