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Police investigating the discovery of a mutilated pony on Dartmoor in July said it died through natural causes.
There had been reports that the death of the pony could have been linked to satanic cults and ritualistic killing.
Devon and Cornwall Police told ITV News West Country it had consulted experts and had come to the conclusion the injuries were similar to those caused by other wild animals.
The remains of a pony have been found on Dartmoor after it was horrifically mutilated. There are other indications it may have been killed in some form of ritual.
Police are investigating the attack which happened on a night associated with pagan cults.
John Andrews reports:
Police are investigating if what they call the "bizarre" abuse to this two-month-old pony was part of some kind of ritual. They'd like to hear from anyone with information.
The body of a mutilated pony has been found on Dartmoor.
The animal, believed to be around 2 months old, was discovered on moorland at Yennadon Down in Dousland, Yelverton on Tuesday evening.
Police are investigating the possibility that the body had been left in some kind of ritualistic way.
Anyone who was in the area of Iron Mine Lane between Sunday and Tuesday evening or who has any information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 918 of 23/07/13 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.