1 March 2002
(Great Falls Tribune, Montana)
The article reports on several 2001 Montana cattle mutilation incidents.
Four of the cattle mutilation incidents are reported on in detail. All these mutilations occurred in the area between the towns of Dupuyer, Valier and Conrad (Pondera County).
The following farmers/ranchers experienced cattle mutilations: Glen and Ruby Bouma, Conrad area farm, late October 2001; Everett King, Valier area ranch, October 2001; New Miamy Colony, located 29 kilometres (18 miles west) of Conrad, October 2001; Jim VandenBos, Valier area ranch, September 2001.
Quote from the article:
“Ranchers reported four mutilations between June and August (2001). Since then, there have been 11 more, and investigators are still searching for answers.
The mutilations went away on the ‘90s but began again this summer.
Also strange is that in most cases, no tracks or footprints were detected around the animals’ bodies, even in mud or snow.”
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