Seven cows were discovered deceased under suspicious circumstances within a few weeks across three counties in Texas, with their faces mutilated and tongues missing, as they lay on one side.
The cow-killing spree occurred in Madison, Brazos, and Robertson counties, all situated in east-central Texas. Each cow in the herd and pasture was distinct from one another.
The Madison county sheriff’s office stated, “With apparent precision, the untouched hide was removed from the cow’s mouth, leaving only one side of the hide around.”
The circular cut was made with the same precision around each cow’s jawline. This circular cut removed the external genitalia and anus of two out of the five cows.
Ranchers reported that there were no predators or birds that had scavenged the remains, which is a recurring pattern in similar incidents.
The official cause of most cows’ deaths is still unknown, but the freakish events have sparked long-held memories of a conspiracy theory that blames UFOs for the mysterious deaths of livestock animals.
It was believed to be merely a ritualistic murder. Extraterrestrial beings were assaulting – and examining – terrestrial creatures, sparking speculation that numerous instances of animal mutilation occurred in at least seven states in the US during that time.
The Animal Mutilation Operation, appropriately named, concluded that the mysterious deaths of livestock animals in Texas were recently seen as a result of natural predation. However, in 1979, the FBI launched a formal investigation into similar sweeping killings in New Mexico.
The report did not provide an explanation for the animal’s injuries; however, similar to the FBI’s investigation, a postmortem examination conducted on Monday revealed that pneumonia was the cause of death for one cow, as stated by the Robertson county sheriff’s office.
The office of Madison County Sheriff’s has reported multiple similar incidents that we are actively coordinating with other agencies across the United States.
Other farmers in the region are afraid that their cattle could be slaughtered next.
He, who is called Mark Enloe, is the one responsible for the recent string of murders of cows. The cows, which were attacked in his town, live along the same stretch of highway in Madison County, at Ranch Enloe.
It is not unusual to go on and observe several trips down and up the road during the day and night, while making sure to keep an eye out for anything strange. I have made sure to place my cattle within a couple of miles of the same area where these killings have occurred.
Enloe stated that his neighbor was becoming more vigilant by placing cameras around his cattle in case he is targeted in the future.
Steve Enloe, a friend of Cole who happens to be the justice county’s Madison, has even more reason to worry about the peace and justice of the county. Although it was mere days ago, one of his cows was found dead, mutilated, and the causes of its unnatural death are not confident incidents.
In the distance, a boisterous “moo” resonates during a phone conversation with its proprietor, Brad Barrett, who owns the B&B Cattle Company located approximately 15 minutes away.
He said, “If something goes wrong, I’ll definitely know if my dogs are acting strangely. We have plenty of dogs… But more importantly, we always take precautions to ensure the safety of our cattle.”
The law enforcement agencies in all three counties did not respond to a Guardian request for comment.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering a reward of $5,000 for any information that leads to the conviction and arrest of the person or people who may be responsible for these deaths of cows.