Alleged poison peanut shells in Toronto parks: police

Toronto Police are warning dog owners and walkers to be vigilant for peanut shells that have allegedly been tainted with rat poison and strewn in city off-leash parks, say news reports

A man and a woman have allegedly been "distributing tainted peanut shells at tree bases throughout the park(s)," Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu said in a statement, says Global News

A recent social media post says the alleged perpetrators have spread contaminated peanut shells in city parks because they "hate dogs" and "are doing god's work," reports "Please keep an eye on your puppies, and what they are eating; they tend to throw these peanut shells around trees," the post warns.

It's further alleged this has been going on for months and that the woman spat on a dog owner.

Police told Global News officers responded to a call about suspicious activity at Canoe Landing Park near Dan Leckie Way and Fort York Boulevard as well as Victoria Memorial Square off of Portland and Niagara streets.

There is also a caution to be careful at Coronation Off-leash Dog Park along the waterfront at Strachan Ave., says blogto.

Police have taken samples of the shells for testing.