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Mutilated Animal Found Near Colonia Margarita

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 12:35:20 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 10:36:37 -0400
Subject: Mutilated Animal Found Near Colonia Margarita

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
Friday, May 12, 2005

Source: La Opinion - Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina

Source:  http://www.laopinion-rafaela.com.ar/

Date: May 11, 2005

Argentina: Mutilated Animal Found Near Colonia Margarita

With regard to the news made known in yesterday's issue of La
Opinion, involving a dead heifer found in the Colonia Margarita
region, reminiscent of the cattle mutilations that claimed
hundreds of animals two years ago, a local veterinarian
dismissed the event. In his own words, "there is nothing
abnormal about these deaths, nor in the incisions that represent
a perfect surgery performed with a scalpel."

In yesterday's issue, thanks to information received by La
Opinion from Domingo Abel Bongianino, its correspondent in
Ataliva,  we reported on the mysterious death of an unweaned
heifer in the northeastern section of the Humberto Primo
district, known as Colonia Margarita.

The location of the events was also the subject of telephone
calls to this newspaper, stating that Colonia Margarita is in
fact a community located to the south of the Castellanos
department, between the districts of Maria Juana and San
Vicente. This was the cause of confusion among some readers,
since there is a sector of the northern region of Humberto Primo
that shares the same name, Colonia Margarita.

The story made known by La Opinion reached the whole country
yesterday, when the most important news media (radio, press and
television) repeated the event in a special way, recalling the
events of two years ago when hundreds of animals turned up dead,
missing some organs which appeared to have been excised with
perfect skill.

All of this caused veterinarian Omar Bossio of the community of
Presidente Roca to get in touch with this newspaper to give his
own version of the mutilations based on his 20 years of
professional experience.

"When those animal deaths occurred two years ago, I toured the
fields and they were all that way. And it's what one continues
to see every day."

Aside from offering a video to corroborate his statements, the
expert added: "what is initially missing from these animals are
the fleshiest parts, such as their tongue, jaws, anus and eyes.
In other words, predators feeding off the animal can eat up to
where the bone starts. At night one can observe this carrion-
eating action by foxes and wild dogs, among others."

Upon eating these parts, "the skin contracts and becomes harder.
Then it dries out and the circle appears [giving the impression]
of having been made with a scalpel. But none of this is real. It
is only the behavior of the skin when the flesh is missing,"
Bossio added.

With regard to the carrion birds in the area, the best known is
the carancho. The Roca veterinarian insisted that "such a
carrion bird would never eat the eyelids off a dead animal - it
would pull out the eyes completely."

The veterinarian supports his affirmations saying: "I personally
perform 300 necropsies a year. In other words, I see these
deaths practically every day. Unfortunately, these events become
magnified and the only thing that happens is that the guys who
live in countryside and have to do farmwork become very

As stated in yesterday's edition, the witnesses to this last
event were eight people, all of them knowledgeable about this
rural phenomenon, born and raised in the country. One would
therefore suppose that they would be accustomed to such events,
yet it struck them as odd. One of them even told La Opinion that
he 'had never seen a similar event in all his life living in the

In this regard, Bossio does not contradict these statements,
replying that "everyone can speak their peace, but I invite them
to tour the fields. Out of 20 dead animals, at least 18 are in
the same condition" due to the causes he has already indicated.

The official technical explanations for similar events occurring
years ago placed the blame on the "Red-Muzzled Mouse". This
prompted the veterinarian to say that yes, "it is true that mice
feed off the flesh and the fields are full of these rodents.
Surely this species would have appeared when those animal deaths
were being filmed."

He repeated his invitation to watch a video he himself had shot
"showing these animals being eaten by caranchos. Even the parts
being eaten can be seen." Among his recollections is "the dead
horse from Vila, which I videotaped and shows nothing
noteworthy. Maybe the common people [may be surprised] but to
someone with 20 years' experience in the subject, there's
nothing paranormal about it."

Regarding the death of the young heifer, a possible cause could
be found in "its castration. It is very possible that its death
was due to hemorrhaging." To reaffirm his statements, Omar
Bossion informed that "only a few days ago, the owner of a field
and myself observed a dead animal with the same characteristics
that gave rise to the news item, and I joked with my companion
that the Chupacabras had been on the prowl. In other words,
seeing dead animals that present these mutilations is

Translation (c) 2005, Scott Corrales, IHU
 Special thanks to Christian Quintero, Planeta UFO

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