Mystery Cattle Deaths, Texas, 2023

Mystery Cattle Deaths, Texas, 2023

APRIL 19, 2023 – Madison County Sheriff’s Office Texas

“Madison County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death and mutilation of cattle along TX-OSR.

Ranchers advised a 6-year-old longhorn-cross cow had been found lying on her side, deceased, and mutilated on their ranch.

A straight, clean cut, with apparent precision, had been made to remove the hide around the cow’s mouth on one side, leaving the meat under the removed hide untouched. The tongue was also completely removed from the body with no blood spill.
It was noted there were no signs of struggle and the grass around the cow was undisturbed. No footprints or tire tracks were noted in the area.

Ranchers also reported that no predators or birds would scavenge the remains of the cow, leaving it to decay untouched for several weeks.

While looking into the longhorn-cross’ death, five other similar occurrences involving four adult cows and one yearling were reported along the area of OSR running into Brazos County as well as Robertson County. Each incident occurred in different locations, pastures, and herds.

The other cows were found in the same condition, lying on one side with the exposed side of their face cut along the jaw line and the tongue, once again, completely removed. On two of the five cows, a circular cut was made removing the anus and the external genitalia. This circular cut was made with the same precision as the cuts noted around the jaw lines of each cow.

Just like the first, there were no signs of struggle or disturbance in the grass, no blood spill, and no noticeable tracks. No predators or birds would scavenge the remains for several weeks after death.

The cause of death of all six cows remains unknown.

Multiple similar incidents have been reported across the United States and we are actively coordinating with other agencies to find answers.

Please notify the Madison County Sheriff’s Office if you or someone you know observes any similar occurrences.

Anyone with information on these cases please contact Investigator Foster at 936-348-2755 during business hours.”

SOURCE: Madison County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death and mutilation of cattle along TX-OSR (Facebook)


Who? or What? Is Killing and Mutilating Cattle in Texas and Oklahoma? (VIDEO) by Linda Moulton Howe – Earthfiles, May 3, 2023

Another mutilation near Temple, Oklahoma

    • – Young calf mutilated with cuts to mouth and
    • – Bloodless, trackless
    • – Mindy Tautest, Director Oklahoma MUFON investigated the scene
    • – FBI investigating the Texas mutilations

Interview with Mindy Tautest, Director Oklahoma MUFON

    • – FBI asking ranchers not to discuss
    • – MUFON office line: 513-871-8367





Law enforcement investigating deaths, mutilation of cattle in Madison, Robertson, Brazos Counties
Six cows found dead, mutilated with no sign of struggle
By Christian Terry, Digital Content Producer, April 19, 2023

Cows turning up dead with tongues, sex organs removed.
Texas officials aren’t sure why.
By Brandi D. Addison, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, April 24, 2023

Texas Cattle Mutilations: What No One Else Will Tell You – Apr 25, 2023

Cattle Mysteriously Dying and Disappearing Across United States | This will stump you. Yanasa TV – January 5, 2023

Cattle Mutilations: Examining the Mystery and Lore of a Disturbing Phenomenon – MAY 3, 2023
All Things – Unexplained and Dr. Mounce w/guest Chris O’Brien – cattle mutilation expert.

Mutilated Cattle Found Along Texas HiWay! Dairy Explosion Kills 19000 Cows. by IamTheAmerican (@3:21 mark)



Compiled list of Linda Howe’s EarthFiles reports on Texas mutilations (circa April 2014)

  • 10/10/1999 – More Cat Mutilation Reports from Ft. Worth, TX; Toronto, Canada and Tucson, AZ
  • 08/12/2001 – Unusual Cat Deaths in Navarre, Florida and Austin, Texas
  • 09/08/2001 – 23 “Half Cat” and 2 Deer Mutilations Confirmed by Austin, Texas Law Enforcement
  • 01/15/2005 – Bull and Cow Mutilations Northwest of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 02/21/2005 – Updated – Bull and Cow Mutilations Northwest of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 07/28/2005 – Feedback on Half Cat Mystery
  • 04/09/2007 – More Cat Mutilations – This Time in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 06/25/2007 – Updated: Half Cat in Waco, Texas, and Kangaroo Mutilations in New South Wales, Australia
  • 08/04/2007 – More Strange Animals in Texas
  • 08/29/2007 – More Half Cats and Dog Mutilations
  • 09/26/2007 – Neatly Sliced Front Third of 14 Cats Found in Granbury, Texas
  • 09/28/2007 – Earthfiles Mail About Cat Mutilations
  • 10/17/2007 – Updated: Half Cat Mutilations Persist in San Antonio, Texas