At least 10 decapitated goats found in an Atlanta-area river

Brittany MartinThe Associated Press
FILE- This June 27, 2018 file photo shows a kayaker on the Chattahoochee River as traffic builds on Interstate 285 in Atlanta. An environmental advocacy organization says nearly a dozen decapitated goats have been found in the Chattahoochee River, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018. The river is a source of drinking water. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

An environmental advocacy organization says nearly a dozen decapitated goats have been found in Atlanta's major river.

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper tells news outlets the carcasses were discovered Wednesday. Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth says he found them while patrolling the area in an effort to stop sources of pollution.

Ulseth says he saw one goat near a bridge headed into Cobb County, but then realized it was headless. He says he counted at least 10 of the animals' bodies along the river.

The organization says it lacks the capability to remove the goats, and urged people to not dump in the Chattahoochee River. Ulseth pointed out that it's a source for drinking water.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Chattahoochee supplies 70 percent of metro Atlanta's drinking water.

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