Six cattle have been found mutilated across three counties about 98 miles (158 kilometers) north of Houston, Texas, over the month of April, with each body featuring textbook cattle mutilation injuries, such as precision cuts, removed tongues, a bloodless carcass and indications that the bodies were dropped from the air.
On April 19, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office posted that “a 6-year-old longhorn-cross cow” had been found dead by the ranchers that owned the animal, of which sported injuries that are the hallmark of classic cattle mutilations:
“A straight, clean cut, with apparent precision, had been made to remove the hide around the cow’s mouth on one side, leaving the meat under the removed hide untouched,” according to the Facebook post. “The tongue was also completely removed from the body with no blood spill.
“It was noted there were no signs of struggle and the grass around the cow was undisturbed. No footprints or tire tracks were noted in the area,” suggesting that like in previous unsolved mutilation cases, the animal was deposited where the ranchers found it from above.
And consistent with past cases, “no predators or birds would scavenge the remains of the cow, leaving it to decay untouched for several weeks.”
The post also stated that five other mutilations with similar injuries were reported on properties along the stretch of Texas State Highway OSR that covers Brazos, Madison and Robertson Counties, with each animal found “in different locations, pastures, and herds.”
“The other cows were found in the same condition, lying on one side with the exposed side of their face cut along the jaw line and the tongue, once again, completely removed,” the post continues. “On two of the five cows, a circular cut was made removing the anus and the external genitalia. This circular cut was made with the same precision as the cuts noted around the jaw lines of each cow.
“Just like the first, there were no signs of struggle or disturbance in the grass, no blood spill, and no noticeable tracks. No predators or birds would scavenge the remains for several weeks after death.”
Aside from suggesting that the carcasses had been exposed to potential scavengers for “several weeks”, the post does not offer an estimate as to when the mutilations might have taken place; it also does not attempt to put forward any of the typical explanations that have been used to dismiss past incidents, such as satanic rituals or natural predation, but rather admits that “the cause of death of all six cows remains unknown.”
The post also states that “multiple similar incidents have been reported across the United States” and that their officers are “actively coordinating with other agencies” regarding the animals’ mysterious deaths.
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facebook news source?
I *prefer* to not use (anti)social media as a source, for obvious reasons, but sometimes the source is a legitimate FB or Twitter post by whomever is reporting the event (in this case, a municipal police force, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office’s).
We found this one through the New York Times’ coverage of it, and other outlets (AP, CNN, etc.) also covered the story, with their respective articles all leading back to MCSO’s FB page:
This story was also spread widely in Texas news outlets, including the Austin-American Statesman. I also checked out other news outlets after I read it in the Statesman. It’s real, and I guarantee that the Madison County Sheriff would not have reported it if they didn’t have a concern. In Texas, you don’t mess with cattle. It was also reported in the Bryan-College Station Eagle, home of Texas A&M University, which is very near Madison County. Note that it mentions,”Similar mutilations have been reported around the U.S. and efforts to coordinate between agencies were underway.” You would never have read about various ‘agencies’ around the U.S. coordinating efforts on this kind of thing ten years ago.
Just an update: Per Linda Moulton Howe and her investigation and contacts in MUFON, this current spate of mutilations in Texas is now being investigated by the FBI. Furthermore, the FBI has told the farmers and ranchers involved in these new cases not to talk about any of this.
Interesting and coercing owners not to speak, hmmmm
I recall reading a couple of reports of recent cat mutilations/beheadings here in the UK.
Didn’t Linda focus on these as well at some point?