OTTAWA - An Ottawa man faces possible prison time after Humane Society investigators discovered a mother raccoon stabbed through the head with a barbecue rotisserie rod and its baby killed with a hammer.
The investigation began June 11 after a mother raccoon was caught in a humane trap the day before, according to neighbours of the accused.
Investigators believe the mother was trapped and the baby was hanging around the cage crying — hoping to get milk from the still-nursing adult.
Someone reported the raccoon had been in the trap for two days. When investigators arrived they found the gruesome scene — the mother had a barbecue rotisserie rod shoved through its mouth and out the back of its head.
The baby was found nearby, bludgeoned with a hammer.
Examination reveals the animals were alive throughout “most of the ordeal.”