March 19, 2008

The mystery of the dead cattle

Mystery

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.

5 comments:

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

They probably were ill and got separated from the herd... there isn't much water out in that area and they looked like they'd been dead a while, so it is quite possible that they died last summer or fall in the heat of the high desert.

Or, they were the victims of aliens....

negativecapability said...

Yes, this is a case for Agents Mulder and Scully for sure.

Coffee-Drinking Woman said...

aliens... or a chupacabra...

Mona Buonanotte said...

Part of a cattle drive? Weak links in the chain?

Cloudscome said...

Blizzard? The evidence has melted...