Doesn't that sound like a Hardy Boys book? Or perhaps something for the X Bar X Boys to solve? For those readers who want to try to figure out a puzzle for which I have no answer, here is the context for the dead cattle we saw. This photograph was taken in the same spot. The bodies of the dead cattle were not close enough to the road to be roadkill, and they were hundreds of yards apart from each other. They were in a high field, not a wash, not a place where water could have carried them. I have no idea what killed them.