WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Two teens allegedly lured a family of geese into the street and then ran them over with an SUV, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said.
CBS New York reports that the incident on or about June 8 was captured on video and posted online.
The two 17-year-old high school juniors allegedly made a plan to lure the geese onto a Woodbridge, N.J. street, investigators said.
One of the teens then allegedly drove his Ford Explorer into the geese as the second teen reportedly recorded the incident.
The video was then uploaded to Snapchat and spread around their school, authorities said. That's when several concerned citizens alerted the animal cruelty prevention group.
At least one dead goose was found in the area where the attack allegedly happened, authorities said. The Explorer was found in the school's parking lot with goose feathers still embedded in the front license plate, grill and bumper, according to investigators.
The teens have been charged with third-degree animal abuse, CBS New York reports. Their identities have not been released due to their ages.
Investigators said more charges may be filed against others.