Mystery as two squirrels found mutilated and tied together while hanging from telegraph pole in horrific act of cruelty

THE RSPCA has slammed a "callous act of cruelty" after two mutilated squirrels were found hanging from a telegraph pole.

The defenceless animals were tied to each other with electrical flex cables in a bicycle wheel in Sevenoaks, Kent.

One of the squirrels was already dead and the second died shortly after being found.

The grim discovery was made on Sunday by a member of the public who contacted the RSPCA.

The severed tails were found nearby, with one squirrel also suffering a bloodied nose,

Both squirrels had the tips of their tails missing, suggesting cruelhearted thugs cut them off.

It's unclear if the squirrels could have climbed up the post themselves and became tangled in the wheel, which was about 15ft up the pole.

The animal protection agency has now launched an investigation into the "horrible" act.

Animal Rescue Officer (ARO) Emma Byrne said: “This is an extremely distressing and bizarre incident in which two squirrels were found tied together with their tails snipped off and discovered up a telegraph pole.

"One of the squirrels also had a bloodied nose.

"This was clearly a callous and horrible act of cruelty against two defenceless animals.

"We know from the information given by the witness that at least one of the squirrels was still alive when they were tied up and this whole ordeal would have caused them a great deal of suffering and fear."

She urged anyone with information to anything which might help our investigation around Watercress Drive in Sevenoaks on Sunday evening to please contact us in strictest confidence on 0300 123 8018.

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