The Guardia Civil have done their homework and found a suspect behind the shooting of a fox in a hamlet near Órgiva at the end of June.
In brief, locals from municipal annex of Alcázar de Venus woke up one morning to see that somebody had shot a semi-tame fox, which had become almost a village mascot.
It had been killed with a shotgun in the centre of the village.
Everybody was both angered by the callousness of the mystery culprit as well as saddened by the loss of this friendly visitor, whom they fed almost daily.
This happened during the early morning of the 22nd of June and the incident was reported to the Guardia Civil post in Órgiva later than day.
The police opened an investigation that they knew would be difficult because there were no eyewitnesses and a shotgun’s ammunition cannot be traced to a particular firearm as the cartridges normally holds just pellets.
Despite this, the Guardia Civil tracked down a suspect and charged him with illegal hunting, as shooting a fox at that time of the year is forbidden, unless express permission is obtained first. Furthermore, as the shot was fired on a village street, it incurs another charge because it is strictly forbidden to discharge a firearm where dwellings are nearby.
The suspect was booked and is awaiting an appearance before a magistrate. He has denied the charges.
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(News: Orgiva, Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)