CHESNEE, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a northwest South Carolina county say they discovered four dead horses on a pasture.

The Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department tells WYFF-TV in Greenville some of the horses found Wednesday in Chesnee were partially eaten, and there were paw prints in the area.

The owner told authorities that he had four Welsh ponies and discovered them dead on Sunday. He agreed to have an animal trap set up on site.

In a possibly related incident, county officials say a witness reported that three dogs attacked a cow and calf at another Chesnee location. The cow died.