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Reports of mutilated cattle first surfaced in the United States in the early 1960s when it was allegedly largely confined to the states of Pennsylvania and Kansas.
Once again, animal mutilators have struck in western Montana. On October 9, 2006, Valier (pronounced VA-LEER) cattle rancher John Peterson and his wife discovered that one of their Black Angus cows had been left mutilated in a pasture, alongside a road near their ranch. (The Peterson's later learned that a neighboring farmer had spotted the dead cow during the previous day.
He didn't bring it to their attention because a dead cow is not an unusual thing to see on cattle ranches once in a while).Peterson waited a couple of days thinking over what his next step should be. He had a neighbor who had once lost a cow to a mutilation.
In fact, the towns of Valier, Depuyer, and Conrad have a recorded history of the phenomenon. Twelve to thirteen hundred dollars is what the cow would have brought, but now it wasn't even a write-off covered by insurance; it was a total loss.
The rancher decided to contact boyhood friend and Pondera County Sheriff Tom Kuka to ask him to come out and inspect the strange scene that had been uncovered. Sheriff Tom Kuka responded to the site on October 11, 2006, to conduct an initial investigation into the matter.
The following day, Sheriff Kuka returned to where the cow lay dead. Armed with a Geiger counter, camera, and evidence kits, Kuka collected samples, took photographs, and recorded measurements.
The mutilated cow wasn't an unusual sight in Pondera County. Sheriffs before Kuka had encountered the same grizzly scene throughout the years. Their experience taught area law enforcement which tools to use when investigating cattle mutilations, so Kuka was well prepared for the task at hand.
Originally posted by AnAbsoluteCreation
reply to post by GUNSINWAR
I stand corrected. How'd that get there?
Did the animal fall from the sky, is it a hoax? Who would go to such lengths to place a deer atop a power pole. I have seen bits of a coyote that was thrown onto a powerline after the animal got hit by a semi. I would think that scenario would fit the deer if it was hit by a train, but would there not be just bits of the animal? As for the coyote that was hit by the semi, bits of the animal were thrown onto the highway powerline. All that was left was bits and pieces of the coyote. By bits, I mean a paw, some fur, animal fragments. T
his deer on the power pole shares none of those characteristics as in the coyote being torn into fragments. The coyote was hit by a semi going around 70 mph, trains on the flats, speed along around 90 mph. With the force and speed of a train, I think the dear would be fragmented like the coyote. Is this deer the victim of a botched alien cow atopsy, was it thrown from a hovering UFO, or is it all part of a prank, or the end result of some evil ritual?
Originally posted by DamnedDirtyApes
Those cuts on those cattle pictures look precise rather than tears that a predator would leave. I've seen a few deer kills in the woods by predators, and the deer have been torn and dragged. If pieces can be separated, those get dragged off to wherever.
Originally posted by debris765nju
If you were a rancher and you found one of your cows butchered and a bunch of people sitting around eating steaks, what would your first reaction be? This is the first picture the op used so i used it too. I altered the lighting and the hue to show the killers of this cow and most of the other animal mutilations. Concentrate on the upper right corner if you have difficulty seeing them. Even the unseen people gotta eat, and we killed off the animal migrations they depended on.