When a Hilton Head Island man went to feed his nine chickens Monday morning, he found blood in their coop, an ax in the middle of a field, one chicken dead, another hiding in the corner and the rest of the birds gone, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report released Tuesday.
The man told an officer he had similar problems last year with his goats and said his friend believes there is a cult in the area.
The man "would find his goats decapitated with the blood drained," according to the report.
The man said he thinks a human must be responsible for the latest incident because there were no holes in the chicken coop and the door was open.
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He told the officer he knows the issue is minor, but "his chickens mean a lot to him," according to the report.
The officer searched the area for evidence but found none.