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Black cats in freezer a Halloween mystery in Italy

Nov. 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM   |   Comments

VITERBO, Italy, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Italy said they were considering charges against a woman after 20 dead black cats were found in a freezer at a property she had rented.

The landlord discovered the carcasses a few days before Halloween in an otherwise pristine vacant apartment in Viterbo.

Investigators were looking for the woman this weekend and were prepared to file animal mistreatment charges against her if she did not have a good explanation for the grisly cache, The Local.it said.

The newspaper Ill Messaggero said police suspected the dead animals were being saved as food for pythons and other exotic carnivorous pets, but had not ruled out the possibility they were to be used in some sort of spooky Halloween ritual.

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