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Bizarre animal mutilations in Henderson have owners puzzled

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by ShaVonne Herndon

HENDERSON (KYTX) - An animal owner in Henderson has a real mystery to solve. Several goats of his goats are being systematically mutilated. CBS 19's ShaVonne Herndon reports on the animal mystery. We want to warn you, some of the pictures may be disturbing.

"This one was shot, too."

Craig Christian and Jimmy Skinner are carrying off yet another carcass. Their goats are being systematically mutilated.

"We've had them back here since I was in the fourth grade so it's the first time anything like this has every happened," said Christian.

Each time, the owners say it appears the perpetrators break through these fences around midnight.

"I don't know what it could be or what somebody's problem is or what," said Christian.

From broken bones to the removal of hearts and lungs, the animals are being picked off one by one by someone with a sadistic streak.

"We had one goat out here, when we found him his head had been cut off."

The owners started off with ten goats at the beginning of the year, now this one goat is the only one that remains. She is the mother to the goat that died.

Skinner adds it's possible a cult could be behind this.

"There's all types of rituals that are performed with not just goats, body parts, or chickens or different breeds of animals."

Meanwhile the owners are trying to make sure this goat isn't next.

"I just don't understand human nature sometimes, why people do things, you know."

The Skinners are giving the last goat away. They've found a Rusk County employee who has agreed to take the goat in and care for it.

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