In early May, 1996, Mike Strainic & I lectured to a
capacity crowd at the Gabriola Community Center, on Gabriola Island, BC.
Among our usual varied topics we touched briefly upon the half dozen half
cats found in the city of Vancouver a couple of years ago. Michael also
displayed several slides illustrating our subject.
Next morning, whilst six of us were having breakfast at a prominent island
restaurant, we were approached by a lady who was sitting at an adjoining
Having attended our presentation the previous evening, she wished to
inform us that about two weeks previously (mid March?) she had found the
rear half of a rabbit outside her house. The animal was apparently cleanly
cut in half, devoid of signs of blood, and the internal organs were
seemingly present and intact. In addition she had found a chicken in the
coop with its neck wrung. On further questioning she disclosed that on the
previous evening to the discovery of the two dead animals, her dog had
barked a great deal. However she didn't attach too much importance to that
event. She promised to excavate the rabbit carcass, if practical, wash it
off and photograph it.
If decay isn't too advanced, we are hopeful it may be a worthwhile
exercise. We shall see.
Graham Conway - May 1996