Published: May 29, 2011 7:13 PM EDT
Updated: May 29, 2011 7:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of 11 skinned and decapitated animal carcasses in a trash bin behind a Tampa pizzeria.
 
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says a Marco's Pizza employee saw the bodies Saturday afternoon while taking out the trash. Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter says the animals are the size of a dog or a small deer.
 
Investigators are trying to determine what kind of animals they were and how they got into the trash bin.