Pet Killings at Denali National Park Investigated

Authorities at Denali National Park in Alaska are investigating the killings of animals purchased at a pet store in Fairbanks.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Authorities at Denali National Park in Alaska are investigating the killings of animals purchased at a pet store in Fairbanks.

Park employees on a geology outing discovered the charred and apparently partially eaten remains a large rodent, along with a crushed mouse and the severed head of baby python.
The workers also found the remains of campfire and several empty boxes from Petco, as well as a turtle that initially was believed to be dead but later revived after it was brought in from the cold outdoors.
Law enforcement ranger Jeff Duckett says Petco purchase forms identified the buyer of some of the animals as a man from Phoenix, although the zip code appeared to be from Albuquerque, N.M., and the writing was illegible.