“The tongue was also completely removed from the body with no blood spill.” a statement from the Madison County Sheriff's Office last Wednesday said.
In two cases, “a circular cut was made removing the anus and the external genitalia,” the statement on Facebook continued.
The cows were found along a highway in Brazos, Madison and Robertson counties, southeast of Waco.
The cattle showed no sign of putting up a fight, the statement said. There's also no sign of damage to the carcasses by wild animals.
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At least five other head of cattle found in recent weeks had similar mutilations, so they could be connected.
This sort of discovery among cattle has occurred off and on for decades, but with no definitive explanation.
But the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported federal agents decided “common predators” killed them.
More recent cattle mysteries unfolded in Georgia in 2016, then in Oregon in both 2019 and 2021.
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