Mutilated Montana Cow Dropped from Sky and Bounced
- On November 21, as our vans rolled down the gravel county road, the large, black cow stood out on the beige stubble field in the afternoon sun. By then, it had been about six weeks since her death, but no coyote or other predator had taken any bites from her body. However, there had been a human intruder. A local resident said that a Montana NBC affiliate reporter had cut off the cow's head on Saturday, November 18, before we arrived. One of the Peterson's neighbors said the reason for the head removal was to have a Montana college lab examine it. But the Petersons told me no one had asked them for permission to remove the head.