Residents of James College were in for a bit of a shock this morning when they discovered DEAD DUCKS hanging outside their accommodation.
The grisly find was found hanging from a pipe outside the front door of N Block by a shaken fresher.
Sources inside the block say that other students had gone home for the weekend and shot the poultry, before deciding to hang them outside.
One student said: "What's wrong with buying chicken breast like everyone else?"
It is not clear what led the young hunters to leave them there, but planting dead animals has been associated with threats from the mafia.
In Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, mafia boss Don Corleone uses the "gift" of a severed horse's head to intimidate film producer Jack Woltz into giving his godson a part. Woltz gave into the threat soon after finding the bloody head in his bed.
A campus security spokesperson said: "The Security Supervisor made contact with our Estates Department and asked that the animals be removed as soon as possible."
A later statement from security added: "There is no disciplinary action required. The birds were being hung prior to being prepared for food.
"The student has been advised that it is not appropriate in the open space of the University and they have agreed not to do so again."