Deadly pesticide may have been intentionally set

By Jody Barr - bio | email

CAMDEN, SC (WIS) - KershawHealth in Camden went on lockdown last week, when 13 hunters showed up at the hospital after coming into contact with what officials think was a pesticide.

Four hunting dogs died after eating the substance. Now there's an active investigation into the possibility that the substance was intentionally set.  

Clemson University's Department of Pesticide Regulation was in Bishopville on Monday to collect more samples from the woods where those hunting dogs died. Investigators think someone possibly mixed the substance with dog food.      

The Department of Natural Resources and county investigators say four dogs died after eating what they think was the pesticide Temic, which is deadly if eaten.
Clemson's Department of Pesticide Regulation took samples of the substance to run tests to confirm whether the substance was a pesticide, and if it was put in the woods intentionally. Department spokesman Jim wright said the substance was mixed with what he says looked like some sort of dog food.

Wright says it could take a couple days before the test results come back and investigators know exactly what they're working with in this case.

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