The RSPCA has advised cat owners to remain calm following the apparent 'beheadings' of six cats in two weeks in Kent.
A warning about the incidents in the Quinton area of Kent was posted the local site The Gossip Board - Sittingbourne, Kent Online reported.
An RSPCA spokesman said: "These deaths must be a very upsetting for the cats’ owners.
“However, we want to reassure pet owners that thankfully acts of deliberate violence against dead cats are rare and thorough research has shown that these kind of injuries are caused by wildlife after death and due to the small teeth it leaves a very clean wound.
“This would not even be apparent to a vet without an in-depth post mortem.”
The paper reported that concerns were also raised after two cats in the nearby Milton area were found covered in a glue-like substance, while another was found with its fur shaved.