Fort Worth police say coyote might be to blame for severed cat head

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A cat whose head was found in a back yard in far north Fort Worth might have been attacked by a coyote, police said Wednesday afternoon.

The young son of 39-year-old Casey England found the cat’s head about 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 4400 block of Padre Court, east of Interstate 35W and Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

It was in a corner of the back yard, which is surrounded by a 6-foot wooden privacy fence, a police report says.

England said that the cat suffered a “clean cut to the back of the head” and that he found no blood or fur on the ground.

England, a hunter, told police that he was sure another animal could not have done it, the report says.

But on Wednesday, police said that a detective talked to witnesses and examined the location and determined that “a coyote could be responsible.”

England told police that he remembered seeing a year-old gray-and-brown tabby running around the neighborhood.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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