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Cattle Mute Investigation Update - In December -2001


by: Brian Vike

September 2001

I have been in contact with CBC Radio News and they have provided the following information.


The area where this took place was between, Fulton and the Chase area in British Columbia.Some horse back riders had found the carcass of the animal (cow) and had contacted the farmer and the RCMP were also contacted. There was only one set of tracks leading to the animal, these tracks were left behind by the farmer as he inspected the dead animal. No other tracks were found around the area, leading in or out. After an inspection of the dead animal, there was "no" blood remaining in the animal, no blood found around the scene what so ever, also I was told there was a rectal core was taken from the animal. The udder was removed, and sexual organs were also missing.


From Constable Lange of the RCMP:




Here is a copy of the portions of our file that we are able to release to you. It has taken a fair amount of time to conclude this matter. Hopefully this information will prove helpful to your research.


Thank you

Cst. C.D.H. Lange - RCMP




I have now talked to the RCMP investigating officer and I will be faxed their full report in a week or two after they wrap up their investigation. I will post all results from this, and my look into this strange event.



Date           Time

2001-11-27       12:52


CST Lange phoned the Saskatchewan Research Counsel and spoke with Eve Plante at (phone number deleted by HBCC UFO). Plante asked about several contacts of his whether they had any statistics. His contact on the matter with the breed association in Calgary had no records available. His contact at the Saskatchewan Pasture Management like wise had heard of cattle mutilations but had no statistics. Plante's contact at the University of Saskatchewan also had several cases of cattle mutilation reported to them however, the cases turned out to be the work of scavengers eating their way through the soft tissue area of the body.


Date            Time

2001-12-07       16:40


No further information to add to this file. Although it is unknown exactly what has happened, all evidence points towards the work of small scavenger animals.


Time 17:10


Concluded Constable Lange (RCMP)





Cpl. Paul Robinson from the livestock section in Kamloops requested a copy of the cattle mutilation file. Cst. Lange sent the file, however some pages may not have gone through. Cst. Lange notified Cpl. Robinson and asked him to phone if he thought there was a need for the missing pages and they would be re-faxed. Cst. Lange said he would fax more information that would be received from the University of Saskatewan once he found some time to conclude the file.


Date             Time

2001-10-21        15:38


Sui CDHC Cst. Lange


Date             Time

2001-10-26         14:40


Called Bouine Research Laboratory at Saskatchewan Research Council #15 innovation Blding (phone number deleted by HBCC UFO). They said that they have no research on possible cattle mutilations however they would check several other sources of information they knew of and get back to us by the middle of next week





Sui CDHL Cst. Lange


Date              Time

2001-09-24         18:42


Released to the media for fear that the media attention would feed the situation causing those who did the mutilating the satisfaction that the public was genuinely frightened. (Name deleted by HBCC UFO) suggested that her parents were very frightened by the whole situation and they could not figure out who would do such a thing.





Cst Lange phoned (name deleted by HBCC UFO) for more information regarding the situation in Lumby.


Date               Time

2001-09-25          06:40


Cst. Lange did an interview with CBC Radio. Sui. Cst. Lange asked for help with solving the mystery from the general public.





Sui  Cst Lange


Date                Time

2001-09-25           09:25


Spoke with Cpl. Ramsay of Clinton RCMP. He explained that he had previous dealings with the University of Saskatewan concerning cattle mutilations. He suggested that most likely the situation was caused by rodents. They apparently leave the impression that the hide was cut with a knife. They chew the soft tissue and essentially saw out the utter and other areas of soft tissue.

Sui Cst Lange


Date                Time

2001-9-21             0930


Conservation officer (name & phone number deleted by HBCC UFO) reports that last year a cow belonging to the (Deleted by HBCC UFO) was likewise killed. It had the tongue and sexual organs/reproductive trac all removed and all the other meat was left behind.


The matter was referred to either the RCMP Stock Association or Lumby RCMP.




Date                 Time

2001-09-24            15:21


Phoned Graham Stevens at CBC radio out of Kelowna. Arranged for an interview at 06:40 tomorrow morning.


Date                 Time

2001-09-24             18:41


Phoned (name & phone number deleted by HBCC UFO) re: cow mutilation that happened on her parents ranch in Quesnel some 10 years ago. She said that we should phone the veterinarian doctor (name deleted by HBCC UFO) for more information. The cows apparently had been mutilated in the same fashion, however the information was not available.


Date                  Time

2001-09-15             11:41


Called (name & phone number deleted by HBCC UFO) concerning the situation, she left a note for Cst. Lange to call. No one home and message left.


Date                  Time

2001-09-19              14:19


(name deleted by HBCC UFO) reports that on Sunday, September 09 the dogs were going crazy and her cat went missing. The direction of the dogs attention was towards the area where the mutilated cow incident happened. (DOB 1949-10-19)

RR #1, Falkland, British Columbia.


Date                   Time

2001-09-19              17:37


Cst. Lange called (name deleted by HBCC UFO) who informs Cst. Lange that the tire tracks were made by his son (name deleted by HBCC UFO) who had reported the incident to him before the investigation was launched concerning this (1927-09-30) (address deleted by HBCC UFO)





No further leads, (name deleted by HBCC UFO) owned the dead cow. (name deleted by HBCC UFO) thanked Cst. Lange for helping in the situation.





Cst. Lange called the complainant to notify of the situation.


Date                   Time

2001-09-16              10:22


(name deleted by HBCC UFO) phoned Cst. Lange through dispatch. Cst. Lange spoke with her. She mentioned that (name deleted by HBCC UFO) owns the cattle and that he mentioned his son had been up to the pasture on Thursday and had found the dead cow and mentioned that it had already began to stink. Cst. Lange was told by (name deleted by HBCC UFO) that (name deleted by HBCC UFO) would attend the Falkland Detachment to speak with a member concerning the incident.





Cst. Lange phoned (name deleted by HBCC UFO) to speak with him concerning the incident at (phone number deleted by HBCC UFO). Left a message on his answering machine to call back.





Cst. Lange called (name deleted by HBCC UFO) to speak with him. before Cst. Lange could call, (name deleted by HBCC UFO) said that he would check on his cow. He called back at 11:30 and would speak with his son and get his son to phone the RCMP. He mentioned that his son was in the pasture on Thursday (which would explain the tire tracks and footprints around the site.


Date               Time

2001-09-15           15:10


Cst. Lange after he showed Cst. Overby and Cst. Lange his (deleted by RCMP) he mentioned to Cst. Lange that he was quite nervous to see police in his driveway as all the happenings in New York had him of edge somewhat. He mentioned that he had lived at the residence for a number of years (since - deleted by RCMP) and that his girlfriend lived there about 5 months out of the year. (Cst. Overby mentioned this) as there had been a file at the property a number of years ago.





Cst. Lange and Overby departed from the scene





Cst. Lange and Cst. Overby did CPIC, PIRS and CFRO, and Interpol checks on (deleted by RCMP).


Date                 Time

2001-09-15            10:55


Earlier in the day (name deleted by HBCC UFO) phoned regarding the property renters possibly the (name deleted by HBCC UFO). She mentioned that the past number of years. Not this year but years previous. There are two (name deleted by HBCC UFO) one (name & phone number deleted by HBCC UFO and the other (name & number deleted by HBCC UFO).


The last sentence on this paragraph only gives the names of the two people in question and their addresses which I will leave out.


Date                 Time

2001-09-15             14:42


Cst. Lang and Cst. Overby to investigate with (deleted by RCMP) the mutilated cow was located on. Investigation of the event will be at (deleted by RCMP)





Arrived at the scene and entered the neighbors driveway to do neighborhood inquiries (deleted by RCMP) License markers (deleted by RCMP) was at the residence. We walked up the driveway in behind the police car. he ducked into the bushes and appeared to drop something. Cst. Overby said. "hey you down there !! The man came out of the bushes and introduced himself to us. he appeared very nervous and figgitty, he was sweating and would not look Cst. Overby or Cst. Lang in the eyes. We told him that we were doing neighborhood inquiries to the death of a cow that was mutilated out behind his place. He said he knew nothing about that. He mentioned that he had set a kokanee beer can on the edge of the fence near the gate. He wished to take Cst. Lange and Cst. Overby's picture ?? He took a picture of Cst. Overby and Cst. Lange


Date                  Time

2001-09-13              15:49


Cst. Howard and Cst. Overby were told that a charlors/hereford cow had been dissected by someone up on Paxton valley Road. Cst. Lange tried to phone (name deleted by HBCC UFO) who apparently knows the exact location of the animal. Cst. Lange went to investigate.





Cst. Lange arrived from the Falkland detachment to the junction of Paxton Valley Road and Six Mile Road and met (name deleted by HBCC UFO) and (Name deleted by HBCC UFO). Cst. Lange investigated and there was a dead cow on the locally termed "320" acres. It appeared as though the utter and the sexual organs of the cow had been removed. Cst. Lange took photographs and noted footprints and tire tracks near the cow. Cst. Lange along with (name deleted by HBCC UFO) followed the tracks out to a gate, beer cans were seized as evidence. One Bud Weiser can on the road and one Kokanee can on the gate. The gate hinges were wired shut and a footprint was seen going to a key on one of the fence posts - 25m from the gate hanging on barbed wire. Cst. Lange took photo's. No other truck tracks or prints were seen besides the one set. A neighbor to the (deleted by RCMP) through the trees adjacent to the land and (deleted by RCMP).


End of RCMP Investigation report. I was told other information was given to another unit of the RCMP for possible more investigation. But this information is not for the public, at least at this time.


Other documents that were faxed from the RCMP are pages from the Freedom of Information Act which are rather interesting also.


I would like to extend my many thanks to Constable Lange of the RCMP for all his help. The RCMP at this time are placing small animals which may have caused the damage to the animal after it died. Also more information on this will follow soon.


I also have three other reports of cattle mutilations which have taken place in British Columbia, Canada and will be contacting each of the people who have information on these events.



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