Norwalk police officers were called to McGuan Park on Wednesday afternoon after a concerned citizen reported a dismembered animal strewn about the playground area.
"A citizen called and said there was a dismembered animal (rabbit) at the park and the citizen said this was in poor taste, especially for a child to experience," Police Chief David Light said.
Light said parks and recreation employees also reported the animal.
"I sent an officer down and then gave the go-ahead if an animal was laying there and is dismembered to have that area cleaned up," the chief said.
Light said part of the animal's intestines were in a small plastic bag.
Presently, the case is closed.
"If it happens again, we will investigate," Light said. "I'm not sure if it was some sort of prank-type thing or maybe someone with a sick sense of humor.
"But again, the case is closed unless something else happens," he said.
"What kind of sick person would do that?" Light added. "That's a very distasteful and immature thing to do. I'm really glad the citizen called and reported it."
City personnel cleaned the area.