This is a bit eerie.
Authorities in Texas have launched an investigation after finding six cattle with their tongues taken out.
The cattle were found on the side of the road and the sheriff’s office in Madison County stated there was an “apparent precision” in the cut that was made to the cattle’s tongue.
Madison County sheriff’s office also noted it was bizarre that no animals or birds such as buzzards did not prey on the dead cattle.
The cattle were found in three Texas counties along the same highway. All had their tongues removed, but there was no blood spilled or sign of struggle. https://t.co/wVnEsTWUxI
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) April 23, 2023
6 cattle found dead in 3 Texas counties, all with their tongues missing https://t.co/ig1yQpozfq
— NEWS MAKER (@NEWS_MAKER) April 23, 2023
Here’s what Fox News reported:
Texas authorities are investigating the deaths of six cattle that were found with their tongues removed, no blood spilled and no signs of struggle.
The cattle were found along a Texas highway in Madison, Brazos, and Robertson County. Ranchers told the Madison County Sheriff’s Office that a six-year-old longhorn-cross cow had been found, lying on her side and mutilated.
A straight, clean cut had been made with “apparent precision” to remove the hide around the cow’s mouth on one side – leaving the mat under the removed hide untouched, the sheriff’s office said. The tongue had also been completely removed with no blood spill.
The sheriff’s office said there were no signs of struggle, and there were no signs of footprints or tire tracks in the area.
Stranger still, no predators or birds would scavenge the remains of the cow, leaving it to decay for several weeks.
Four adult cows and one yearling were discovered along the highway in Brazos and Robertson Counties in similar circumstances.
Six cattle died mysteriously in Texas, with their tongues removed, the hide around one side of their mouths gone and no blood spilled, authorities said this week. https://t.co/nv2gTNXFNl
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) April 22, 2023
Here’s what NBC Washington reported:
The cause of death for the six animals was unknown, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday. As of Friday, there had been no updates in the case, a dispatcher said.
The cattle were found along Texas State Highway in three counties — Madison, Brazos and Robertson — with each animal part of a different herd and in a different pasture, the sheriff’s office said.
Five of the animals were adults, the sheriff’s office said. One was a yearling.
It wasn’t immediately clear when they died. The sex of the animals wasn’t disclosed.