CONYERS, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Transportation confirmed, Tuesday, that its crews had removed several deer that had recently been dumped alongside a Conyers, Georgia roadway.
And now, the state agency believes it knows who is behind the somewhat bizarre action.
SkyTracker11 flew over Dogwood Drive SW located near I-20 and spotted several workers with shovels and construction equipment removing the remains.
Natalie Dale, a spokesperson for GDOT, said there is no timeline as to when the deer were dumped but noted that the carcasses are on state right of way.
In a written response, GDOT said that the removal of carcasses is essential to public safety but has since found out that a contracted maintenance crew working on behalf of the department was the one responsible for dumping these.
"We are taking immediate steps to remove and properly dispose of all animal carcasses from this location," the statement said. "We will ensure that all personnel and contractors working on behalf of Georgia DOT adhere to proper disposal methods in accordance with previous guidance given by the Department of Agriculture."
The statement also included an apology to local residents for any inconvenience that these dead deer caused.
GDOT was not able to say how many deer were dumped in the area.
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