Cattle on the Move

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Dy’er Sez: I’ve seen these stories popping for quite a few years now. Most often, they are reported on in very local news papers, investigated by people interested in UFOlogy, then decried as conspiracy theories by those who love to shout that term at the top of their lungs. This is one of the few times I’ve seen a story about this subject covered in national media, so I thought I’d share it.

Story from Breitbart:

Bizarre calf mutilations found on Colorado ranch

SAN LUIS, Colo. (AP) – A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and sheriff’s officials mystified. Four calves were found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks. The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed.

But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion. Usually predators leave pools of blood or drag marks from carrying away the livestock.

Two officers from the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office have investigated the mutilations but say they don’t know what’s killing the calves. “There’s nothing really to go by,” said Sanchez, who’s ranched for nearly 50 years. “I can’t figure it out.”

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office told The Pueblo Chieftain that investigators doubt a person butchered the calves because there is no blood at the scene. “I’ve butchered a cow before and I know what kind of a mess it leaves,” Sgt. James Chavezsaid


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