Lamb thieves in action in central Switzerland
6 Jun 2011, 09:46
Published: 06 Jun 2011 12:31 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 Jun 2011 09:46 GMT+02:00
Cantonal police in Sarnen, Canton Obwalden, said several lambs appear to have vanished in thin air over the weekend, leading authorities to suspect that a gang of lamb thieves is targeting the area. One animal was even slaughtered on the spot, said a report on the Corriere del Ticino newspaper.
The thefts center around the Giswil region, it said. Investigators have ruled out the possibility that the animals may have escaped on their own or have been victims of other animal predators.