FORESTBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The reprieve came too late for the dog in question, but an animal control officer in rural southern New York says it was likely coyotes that killed six alpacas and a llama at a farm.
The animals were attacked and killed in October at Stuart Salenger's farm in Forestburgh.
The Times Herald-Record reports a farm manager believed the culprit was the neighbor's dog, which was shot at the scene of the crime a few days later.
Now, the animal control officer's report is likely to add fuel to an ongoing feud between Salenger and his neighbor.
Even before the dog's shooting, the two had been involved in a land use dispute.