A shocking mass murder of alpacas allegedly took place in the town of Joyce, in Clallam County, Washington state, USA, recently.

The News Tribune reports:

Connie Beauvais spotted one of her alpacas — named Socks — lying dead in his pasture near her house in Joyce, Washington. Shortly after that, she realized most of her herd had been shot dead sometime in the middle of the night, she told KREM2.

“They’re gentle souls,” she told the station. “We call them pasture ornaments and they like that.”

Deputies with the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the animal cruelty case as a felony, according to a June 9 post on Facebook.

Beauvais reported the incident to the sheriff’s office the afternoon of May 26 after a veterinarian confirmed 10 of her alpacas “were killed with a small caliber weapon,” officials said in the post.

Ten pet alpacas shot dead overnight in Washington, owner says. ‘They’re gentle souls’

Reports from the property indicate that the alpaca assassin may have allegedly used a “silencer” and “night-vision goggles” on a dark night.

KING 5 Seattle reported from the site:

Police Report

If you have information about this incident, contact the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office in Washington, USA, on +1 360-417-2459.

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