The DNA results have come in and the nature agency Naturstyrelsen confirms that it was a dog responsible for the brutal beheading of a deer in Dyrehaven park last week.
The headless deer was found in the park on Wednesday and the nature agency warned the public that either a wolf or ferocious dog could have been the culprit.
Samples from the deer were taken in the hopes that DNA traces could be found of the vicious killer.
Hans Henrik Christensen, a forester with the agency, warns that the dog is still on the loose and just because it wasn’t a wolf that killed the deer, the situation is still very dangerous.
“We consider a ferocious dog far more dangerous to humans than a wolf,” Christensen said. “ Therefore, you should still move with caution and you should definitely not go toward any loose dogs [in the park].”
The nature agency also warns dog owners that they should keep their pets on a leash as the agency have police permission to shoot any unleashed dogs, especially large ones.
Dyrehaven is a forest park north of Copenhagen covering about 11 square kilometres and is home to approximately 2,000 deer.