Officials investigating death of 10 geese in Draper

Posted at 11:26 AM, Sep 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-05 13:57:06-04

DRAPER, Utah -- Officials are investigating how several gutted Canadian geese ended up in the middle of the road in Draper.

The 10 birds were found along 700 West between 114th and 120th South around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Conversation officer Ray Loken said the birds were discovered by a Draper City Police officer and were in a fairly advanced stage of decomposition, indicating the birds had been dead for several days.

"At this point we really don't know the cause of death on these birds," Loken said. "Water fowl season has not begun yet, so the fact that we have 10 dead geese along the roadway is rather unusual for this time of year."

The birds are protected on the federal and state level.

If you have any information regarding this case, please call 1-800-662-3337.