HARNEY COUNTY: Suspicious bull deaths; deputies respond

HARNEY COUNTY: Suspicious bull deaths; deputies respond

A concerning call came in to Harney County Dispatch yesterday. The reporting party was calling from the Silvies Valley Ranch, stating that 3 of their bulls had been shot in the head.

All of the animals were deceased, and all three appeared to have their anal areas cut out along with their tongues and testicles. One was missing its penis and the tip of one ear. The Harney County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call, and reported back to dispatch that the incidents appeared to have happened at different times. Deputies couldn’t find a cause of death, stating no entry wound or bullet was located. we’ll keep you updated if any more information comes in.