Alberta RCMP coyote death under investigation (Reports).
Mounties and wildlife officials in northern Alberta are investigating a video that apparently shows a coyote being beaten and killed by snowmobilers.
RCMP in Grande Prairie say they received a complaint about the video that was posted on social media.
Cpl. Maria Ogden says the video depicts an inhumane death of a wild animal, but she could not offer more details.
CBC News reports that the video shows someone swinging a coyote by its hind legs, bashing it’s head against a snowmobile and stuffing it’s bloody body into a rack on the back of the machine.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers are helping with the investigation.
Alberta government spokesman Jason van Rassel says individuals in the video have been identified but it’s too early to speculate on possible charges.