Ranchers in Madison County first reported a 6-year-old longhorn-cross cow lying on her side, dead and mutilated, according to a release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.
The cow’s tongue was removed “with no blood spill” and a “straight, clean cut, with apparent precision” had been made to remove the hide around the cow’s mouth on one side, according to the sheriff’s office.
While looking into the longhorn-cross’ death, investigators learned of five other cows that were also found in a similarly brutal condition. Each cow was from a different pasture and herd, and was found at a different location along the area of the state highway in nearby Brazos and Robertson counties, officials said.
The strange thing about this — besides the fact that the same thing had been done to all 6 of the dead cattle — is that the Sheriff’s Office there says no blood was spilled or left behind.
There were no signs of struggle or blood spill, and no footprints or tire tracks in the area around any of the cows, officials said.
Now the kicker … the Sheriff’s Office says 2 of the cows had even more damage done to them in a surgical-like manner — namely, the removal of their genitalia and anuses, which MCSO describes as being carried out using a circular cut with the “same precision as the cuts noted around the jaw lines of each cow.” Ranchers in the area also claimed predatory scavengers would NOT touch these bodies … some of which were apparently out there for weeks. One last spooky factor … the grass around them supposedly looked undisturbed.