A calf has been found dead in Monroe County, Kentucky just a few days after a group of other mysterious animal deaths in the same area.
According to ABC affiliate WBKO, the sheriff’s office can not confirm the death to be related to the others. The dead calf was found less than a mile away from animals deaths that sparked an investigation five days early.
Authorities describe the calf as a 2-month-old whose hide had been torn off in two different places on Friday.
Sheriff Dale Ford says he still believes some type of animal is out there but doesn’t know what kind.
On September 2, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife began investigating the deaths of 3 horses and at least 1 dog in Monroe County.
Initially thought to be victims of a large predator attack, officials eventually said the wounds are inconsistent with such an attack. According to WBKO, officials do not have conclusive answers as to what caused the attack.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist reported animal tracks around the property, but not enough of them to be conclusive.
(This story was originally published on September 10, 2018)