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Feedback: Cat killer has two legs

I was very troubled by the article titled “Cat killer likely a coyote” (News-Times, May 28).

I’m not sure where the discrepancies came from but the article is not factual.

Ginger, our family cat, was found dismembered Sunday morning and was clearly cut in half by a two legged animal, not a four legged one. When a coyote kills not much of the animal is left. Coyotes do not cut off the tail in perfect condition nor use a knife making a clean perfect cut leaving the head and shoulders in perfect condition and put them on your patio. With coyotes, there are blood, fur and bones left — there was none. Coyotes do not line up three perfectly cut body parts. Ginger had not been buried as the paper stated. She was simply covered to keep our children from seeing her and to allow the police to examine her. We did request she be examined by an animal control officer, no one examined her. We were told they do not do that here in Oak Harbor.

The paper stated we lived at the edge of town, we do not. We live in the center of town and I find it highly unlikely that coyotes run wild through the center of town in Oak Harbor. On the other hand what does run wild in Oak Harbor in a group of teenage boys, three brothers and their friends that live one block from us.

What is a fact is these boys get their kicks throwing rocks at grade school kids, driving on sidewalks and trying to run over my child for taking their tag number down and reporting them to the police the week before. The same family where all three boys have been arrested and two out of three have dropped out high school.

The person to blame for this is the two parents who unleash their children on society to deal with. The article did have one fact right. It was an animal, a human animal.

Mrs. Brandy L Tucker

Oak Harbor

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