New details released in Bryan County cattle mutilations


BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- Two calves were found mutilated on a Bryan County ranch last week. Now, the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association is offering up to a $10,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

The landowner made the gruesome discovery last Monday morning. His calves were found in his pasture off Smiser Rd. with bizarre wounds. He has asked not to be identified, but did speak with us about the incident.

Last Monday morning around 7:30 the landowner, who we will call "Jack", was feeding his cattle when he sensed something was not right.

"That particular group was just running around the pen," 'Jack' said.

He quickly found what had spooked the cattle -- two calves were dead -- but there was something strange about their injuries.

"There wasn't any bite marks, they didn't chew anything, the ears the tails nothing. It was all just straight cuts," 'Jack' said.

Looking at the extent of the calves wounds he noticed something else was wrong.

"The ground was covered in ice. There wasn't any blood," 'Jack' said. "It was kind of scary because I had never seen anything like that before."

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Chief Agent Jerry Flowers says sexual organs from both male calves had been removed. He says someone killed the livestock.

"It is definitely bizarre, and its incredibly, incredibly cruel what they did to these calves so we're going to pull all stops out and try to figure out why it happened, who did it, and go after them for what they did," Flowers said.

Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association says they hope a $10,000 dollar reward will help solve this crime.

"We want to make people aware and we want to offer this so we can get information, so we can get these folks caught and have some justice for our member," Michael Kelsey, Executive Vice President, said.

If you have any information about who killed these cattle you can leave an anonymous tip with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture at 405-522-6102.


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