Argentina: Cattle Mutilations in Choele Choele (Rio Negro)
Written By: Rio Negro On Line & Inexplicata
DATE: 24 July 2003
CHOELE CHOEL (AVM).- The cattle mutilations caper, which was brought to a close among some officials with the explanation that the animals were attacked--after dead--by a strange red mouse, continues to be a source of bewilderment in Valle Medio as mutilated animals continue to appear.
Last Tuesday, personnel from the Sociedad Rural, a veterinarian and a farmhand from a local ranch found a cow -- showing incisions similar to the ones seen last year -- in a rural locale some 60 km from the city.
The animal--they said--presented clear signs of mutilation: it was missing an eye, its udders and its reproductive organs. These had been removed with surgical precision and there were no tracks near the animal that would enable determining exactly what attacked it. "As a whole, whenever an animal dies a natural death there is much kicking, or rigor mortis shortly afterward, but there’s nothing like that here," stated an astonished Enrique Sánchez of the Sociedad Rural. "Another suprising factor was that it was a young animal that was with its calf, but the calf did not approach the carcass."
Veterinarian Carlos Montobbio pointed out that "the animal was found in the El Gualeguay ranch belogning to Arsenio Ferrarino, a rural cattleman with years of experience. But like his farmhand, who made the find, he has never seen anything like it."
Translation (C) 2003. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi.