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Two more cattle found mutilated

HUERFANO- Two more cattle mutilations have been found in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties, raising the total to three in the past four weeks.

    Rancher Jim Garren reported he last saw his cow alive on Friday, March 20.  His herd was one short the next day, and he found the carcass lying under a cedar tree.  Its udder had been surgically removed.  There were no other injuries to the cow. “There was no blood, and no prints where the cow may have struggled.  It looks like she just laid down and died,” Garren said.  The cow’s newborn calf was found a short distance away.

    Tom Miller found one of his calves dead on March 17.  The calf’s head, spine and legs were left behind, with only the hide holding the thing together.  “It’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen,” Miller said.    Neither carcass has been bothered by scavengers.

    “I don’t really know what caused this,” Miller said.  “I think maybe it was a UFO.”