Jay Cutler is a person of many occupations: Soccer participant, farmer, and now hen homicide detective.
A couple of week in the past, the previous Chicago Bears quarterback, who owns a farm in Nashville, stored coming throughout grizzly decapitated chickens on his property. He spent the next days consumed with looking for the perpetrator. He took to Instagram to doc his pursuit of the heartless creature that was answerable for ripping his chickens’ heads off. This week, a break got here within the case, as Cutler caught the alleged hen killer within the act…. It was a raccoon.
Cutler first began documenting his sleuthing on his Instagram account, @ifjayhadinstagram, on June 24, as he was reeling from the loss of some birds.
“We’ve acquired a hen serial killer on the free. We’ve misplaced fairly a couple of,” he stated in a video posted to his account. “Tonight we’re going to arrange a path digicam to see if it’s a coyote, bobcat, raccoon. It may very well be something– unsure.”
Over the course of his “investigation,” the 37-year-old mused about whether or not the murders may very well be an inside job, figuring out his cat Thelma as a major suspect. He additionally put his rooster answerable for safety and appealed to followers to see if they might guess who the hen killer was.
This quickly attracted the eye of gun retailer Christensen Arms, which gave Cutler a free rifle to guard his chickens. The corporate additionally arrange a contest, inviting the general public to guess what sort of animal was killing the birds. The winner was awarded a free gun and a $1,000 reward card to its internet retailer.
In case you adopted this sequence of occasions, it wasn’t a simple thriller to unravel. Cutler skilled some malfunctioning cameras and empty traps that triggered him frustration.
“I’m being taunted, mocked and outwitted by a small animal,” he wrote in an Instagram submit this week. “Just one possibility left.”
He ultimately discovered that the killer was a raccoon after he camped out in a tree together with his rifle and a few evening imaginative and prescient goggles. Cutler knowledgeable followers that his search was over on Wednesday, however didn’t elaborate on whether or not he shot the trash panda, or caught it in a lure.
Regardless of closing the case and holding the perpetrator accountable, Cutler stated he’s protecting his eyes peeled for any of the raccoon’s “relations,” who would possibly attempt to avenge their chicken-killing relative.