A homeowner's grisly find at his South Norwalk home Friday evening may have involved cockfighting, according to a city animal control warden.
The man called from 297 Ely Ave. to report finding several decapitated roosters and chickens near a fence in his backyard. When police arrived, they found the homeowner had removed the dead birds from his yard because his children were playing outside.
Officers contacted the city's Animal Control office and a warden came to the scene.
Department spokesman Sgt. David O'Connar said the warden walked around to the other side of the fence and spotted another decapitated rooster about 50 feet away. He said the bird's neck and legs were shaved, indicating he was groomed for cockfighting.