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Game and Fish investigates death of bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department) Bighorn sheep. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Arizona Game and Fish officials are investigating the death of a desert bighorn sheep found floating in Lake Mead on Sunday.

An angler called Game and Fish to report the sheep floating in the water near Sandy Point Beach.

Game and Fish officers arrived the next morning and noticed the animal's front quarter had been removed.

There was no superficial evidence of a gunshot wound in the remaining carcass, and Department officers continue to investigate the cause of death.

The Department is seeking any information the public may have about this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-352-0700 or use the online form at www.azgfd.gov/thief.

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