Cattle are seen resting under a bush on private property in the Hoehne area Thursday, Nov. 18.

Ranchers in Las Animas County have mysteriously been losing cattle, and the Las Animas County Sherriff’s Office is on the case.

As of Monday, some 22 head of cattle have been reported missing, with the most recent report being received by the county sheriff’s office on October 15. A local deputy said Thursday, Nov. 11 that “pieces of one” have also been found, and that it appeared to not be the work of an animal — something investigators can ascertain through physical evidence.

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