Two farmers have woken up to a horrible discovery on their property that has left officials baffled.
Graziers Mick and Judy Cook were routinely working on their farm in Cloverly, northwest of Mackay, north of Queensland, when Mick came across something deeply disturbing.
Mr. Cook stared at one of his cows that had been horribly mutilated, with all its udder, missing ears and tongue.
Something from a horror movie: an archive image of a mutilated cow found in a paddock
As reported by ABC News, the grim discovery has baffled the owners of the farms, who can not discover who or what might have carried out the attack.
"It was as if I had been surgically removed, I certainly could not do such a neat job with a very sharp knife, and it definitely was not an animal," Cook said.
What confused him even more was that no blood was found, even when the body parts had been removed.
Gobsmacked, Mr. Cook then went to see if there were more dead stocks and found another corpse further down the property at an hour's drive.
The two grim discoveries were made at the Cloverly property of Mick and Judy Cook (pictured), northwest of Mackay in northern Queensland.
This cow had been there for a while, its corpse rotting in the forest for days, maybe weeks.
"There was no reason or rhyme for it to be done the way it was done, people do not use those parts, it's just not something you would wish on your worst enemy," Cook said.
The discovery has perplexed even the most experienced veterinarians.
"There was no reason or rhyme to do it the way it was done, people do not use those parts, it's just not something you would wish on your worst enemy," said Mr. Cook (in the picture, sign pointing to Cook property)
David Lemmon, who has been working in the industry for more than 40 years, said he had never heard or seen anything like that.
Despite dealing with all manner of creatures throughout his career, the strange incident still perplexed him.
"That is something quite strange and sick, I would say that the person who did it is not mentally stable," said Mr. Lemmon.
Reports of strange mutilations of cows have been a source of speculation since the 1970s, when mutilated cows were found in the Midwest with ears, lips, eyes, nose, anuses and genitals removed with "surgical precision". "
Although the incidents have never been resolved, satanic cults, the government and even foreigners have been presented as possible suspects.
The Queensland police revealed in a statement that, although Mr. and Mrs. Cook alleged that they tried unsuccessfully to notify the authorities, they were still not notified of the incident.