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Mutilated Bovines Baffle Argentines

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 06:03:56 +0200
Fwd Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:17:30 -0400
Subject: Mutilated Bovines Baffle Argentines


Source: United Press International,

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=3D24062002-063238-9584r

Stig

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Mutilated bovines baffle Arg. Authorities

By Leandro Prada

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 >From the International Desk

Published 6/24/2002 7:11 PM

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, June 24 (UPI) -- Looks like Argentina
has a job for Mulder and Scully.

Theories ranging from UFO's to a mythical beast that's half
kangaroo, half bat, are being tossed around bbArgentina
following the discovery of some 200 mutilated cows in recent
weeks.

Argentine authorities have dispatched a special investigative
unit to the central provinces of La Pampa and Buenos Aires to
investigate the bizarre killings that left the 200 head of
cattle, one horse and handful of sheep slain with surgical
accuracy.

According to witnesses, mostly local farmers, the mutilated
cattle were found lying dead in pastures with only some parts
missing such as the animals' eyes, nose, larynx, rectum and
select internal organs. Some witnesses maintain that the animals
were found without a trace of blood around them. Authorities
investigating the incidents, however, say they found some blood
near the scene of the slayings.

While the country's National Health Service for the Quality of
Agrarian Food has yet to come up with an answer, many Argentines
have their own theories as to why the animals were slaughtered
in such an odd fashion.

A steady stream of images of slaughtered cattle on Argentine
television and in both tabloid and mainstream newspapers has led
to theories ranging from alien phenomena to a government
conspiracy.

Some Argentines believe the animals were slaughtered by extra-
  terrestrials or those entranced by a passing UFO. Others say
the slayings were the handiwork of the "Chupacabras," a
mythological beast that's half bat and half kangaroo with razor-
like claws capable of dissecting the cows with pinpoint
precision.

Still others think the whole bovine mystery is an attempt by the
government to distract Argentines from the country's ongoing
economic collapse.

"I'll tell you what is going on, they want to keep us busy,"
said one Buenos Aires resident.

This isn't the first time that the slaughtered cow phenomenon
has stumped area authorities.

Reports of cattle mutilations have popped up for decades along
the Argentine-Brazilian border and throughout Central America.
Similar occurrences have also been reported in the United
States.

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