Three birds were found with their heads detached from their bodies in Pacific Beach Thursday morning, lifeguards said.
At about 11:20 a.m., a man notified lifeguards of some potentially "mutilated" birds he found at the Tourmaline Surf Park on Tourmaline Street, according to a lifeguard spokesperson.
The birds were found near a drainage area at the beach. Authorities placed the carcasses in a bag while they waited for Animal Control to pick them up.
The three birds are not common to the area, but lifeguards said they could not identify the birds. They did have a type of tracking device on them though.
The San Diego Police Department was also notified of the incident. No suspects have been named.