Ranchers in Colorado have discovered more bizarre cattle mutilations, which look as if they were created with lasers. One calf seemed to have been dropped from a great height. Could it be . . . UFOs? Or mad science?

Nobody knows. According to the Denver Post:

There by the trough - past the locked gate a quarter-mile from U.S. 350 east of Hoehne - was the calf. Its front legs and torso were gone. Its back legs were hanging by hide to a shattered pelvis and a meatless backbone. [Rancher Tom] Miller thought a pack of coyotes had torn into the calf the night before.

Then he saw the ears: sliced off the head in circular, surgical-like cuts. He noticed that there were no tracks. And no blood anywhere . . .

Colorado Brand Inspector Dennis Williams [said] "I've heard about it. It was weird, to say the least. Totally unexplainable. To me, it looked like that calf had been dropped from a high distance, the way its hips were dislocated and all its broken bones," Williams says . . .

"It's weird and unexplainable," says [rancher Mike] Duran, who lost a healthy 27-year-old Red Angus cow on March 8, her udder and rear end removed with what he describes as "laser cuts, like when somebody cuts metal with a torch."

Apparently cattle mutilations like these are found on a fairly regular basis in Colorado and parts of Mexico. Is this the creepy, meat-oriented version of crop circles?

via Denver Post (Thanks, Nick Lightner!)

Photo by Chuck Zukowski.