Geese found dumped and with feet cut off near Bolsover
Police have launched an investigation after a number of geese were found dumped and with their feet cut off.
The geese were found dumped at Palterton, near Bolsover, with their breast removed and some with their feet cut off, Derbyshire Constabulary's wildlife unit said.
They are a mixture of Canada geese and Greylag geese.
Police do not believe the geese to have been shot.
A post on the Derbyshire Constabulary Wildlife Officer Facebook page read: "They have clearly been taken to the area and dumped as it is down a very narrow track. But it is suspected that they may have come from ponds in the area."
Anyone with information should call 101 and quote Incident number 325-24/04/2018