posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 10:29 PM
I am putting this in the cryptozoology for the time being, and I am sure they will find out what is doing this before long and can be moved to proper
Supposedly, something is attacking the livestock (goats and bulls) and authorities are not sure what it is.
An unknown animal is attacking, but not eating, livestock in Kentucky, leaving many of the victims with gnawed or detached ears. According to
WAVE News, the attacks have been ongoing for several weeks in Shelby County, Ky. At least five goats have had to be put to sleep due to their
injuries, and a goat named Polka-dot has been left with just one ear. Kevin Cox, the local farmer who owns Polka-dot, has also had several of his
bulls attacked, he told the news organization.
Kentucky officials are investigating, but there's no word yet on the culprit in the attacks. Odd livestock attacks often get blamed on
supernatural creatures, especially the mythical beast el chupacabra, which means "goat sucker" in Spanish. El chupacabra is said to suck the blood
of livestock and has been blamed for attacks in Mexico and elsewhere. Supposed chupacabra sightings have always panned out to be dogs, coyotes,
raccoons and other mammals.
Here is the interesting thing to me, however,
While many predators from coyotes to bobcats have been known to attack farm animals, domestic dogs in particular are known to attack but not eat
livestock. In many cases, animal dog attack victims are left with torn and mangled ears, according to the nonprofit Internet Center for Wildlife
Damage Management. It's not yet known whether local dogs will turn out to be responsible for the Kentucky attacks, but dogs are certainly more likely
than a mythical creature.
I know a small predator such as bobcats and coyotes can and will attack a goat, but it is highly unlikely they would attack bull, unless these bulls
were very young or very old and weak. I could possibly go with the dog theory, but it seems to me that dogs would kill the animals not mutilate it. I
am pretty sure its not a chupacabra, but hey, you never know these days. I'm sure it will sorted out shortly. I thought I would share, because I love
the subject and idea of cryptids.