Dozen bloody animal skulls turn up on Seattle lawn

SEATTLE -- Police and residents are perplexed after a dozen bloody animal skulls appeared in the front yard of a house across from the Fremont Troll early Friday morning.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the skulls were reported on the lawn of a house at North 36th Street and Troll Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Ten of the skulls, which appeared freshly skinned, were spread around the yard; two others were placed on the house's porch.

"We open the door and there were heads everywhere," said one of the victims who wants to remain anonymous. "I haven't ever seen anything like that - I don't know anybody who would do that."

After showing photos of the animal heads to two butchers, both identified them as lamb heads. And both said they looked professionally prepared, possibly from a store or farm. Lamb heads are popular sellers around the holiday.

The house's residents told officers they had no idea how the skulls had gotten there, though they believed it could be the work of some neighborhood kids they chased off the night before.

Officers tossed the skulls in a dumpster and are continuing to investigate.

Is it just me, or does it seem like Mysterious Bloody Animal Skull Day comes earlier every year?