The El Paso Police department has launched an investigation as residents living near the Vista Hills Golf course are concerned that someone is beheading geese that nest in the area.

After the Memorial Day weekend residents in east El Paso and the El Paso Police department are looking for answers after two Canadian geese where found beheaded on the grounds of the former Vista Hills golf course.

According to KFOX 14, the Vista Hills Golf course which is no longer active is the site of the alleged crime were local residents found two beheaded Canadian geese near the golf course’s pond.  The pond which is on the grounds of the golf course is home to many wildlife animals including ducks, domestic geese, and Canadian geese.

The 161-acre Vista Hills Country Club is an 18-hole golf course that closed last year in April after years of financial problems and after no prospects for a buyer.

Although the Vista Hills Country club is no longer operational – some of the neighborhood residents formed the Good Neighbor Program to help fund the maintenance of the property.

Now the community program is asking for anyone with information to come forward by offering a $1000 reward.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, migratory birds such as ducks and geese of all varieties are protected by law.  It is considered a federal crime if someone is seen harming or harassing wildlife and if caught can face a hefty fine and may even be sentenced to jail time.