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Thousands of cattle mutilations have been reported around the world since the 1960s, but Colorado ranchers say their herds have continually been targeted by the " Phantom Surgeons of the Plains ," who have removed ears, eyes, sex organs, tongues and udders (among other bovine parts) from hundreds of animals with laser precision and not a drop of blood spilt to the ground. Some say extraterrestrials are using cow blood for hybrid fertilization, while others are convinced the mutilations are the result of some mysterious agency taking samples to prevent an outbreak of Mad Cow Disease.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Ranchers in far southeast Colorado are taking stock after more than 300 head of cattle were reported dead after a weekend snowstorm.
From Friday to Saturday, parts of Baca County saw anywhere from 8 to 10 inches of snow, and plow crews could not do their job Sunday because of zero visibility.
KKTV in Colorado Springs reports eight livestock producers tallied more than 300 dead cattle. One producer reported losing 100 head of cattle.
By Wednesday, all residents were able to access the main roads in the county, and about 90 percent of the gravel roads were passable with four-wheel drive vehicles.
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