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04/16/2013 11:28 am ET Updated Apr 16, 2013

Decapitated Goat Chicago: Headless Goat On Golf Course Could Be Related To Wrigley Package

Last week a box containing a goat's head without a body showed up at Wrigley Field, and Monday, golfers on Chicago's Northwest Side discovered a headless goat's body.

Now, Chicago authorities are trying to determine if the two are connected — much like this goat may have been at one point.

Monday, a golfer at the Indian Boundary Golf Course spotted the goat’s body near the 18th hole at about 10 a.m. and told workers in the course’s pro shop, the Sun-Times reports.

The headless goat was "found at the base of a tree" along a maintenance path on the golf course, and officials say the body of a plucked and mangled chicken was also found nearby, according to the Associated Press.

Cook County Forest Preserve spokesman Karen Vaughn told the Sun-Times this is the third dead goat found in Northwest Side forest preserves within the past year, though Monday's was the first to be missing a head.

Last Wednesday, a goat's head was left in a box outside the Friendly Confines addressed to team chairman Tom Ricketts.

Cubs players shrugged off the "intimidating package," while Mayor Rahm Emanuel said police were "on it."

Many Cubs fans instantly noted the symbolism of the Cubs "curse:" According to Chicago legend, a restaurant owner allegedly cursed the team when they wouldn't let his pet goat into Wrigley Field.

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