October 29, 2000 Derwent, Alberta, Canada - Oscar Jackson had been checking fences on the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve in Derwent, Alberta on October 13 when he last saw the six-year-old Charlais bull alive. The owner, Marshall Kisiak, runs close to 200 head on that pasture. Three days later on October 16, the bull was found dead with a pattern of neat and largely bloodless excisions from his head to his scrotum with no signs of struggle. Fern Belzil of St. Paul raised purebred cattle professionally. Now in retirement, he has taken a serious interest in the cattle mutilation mystery and has investigated several dozen Alberta cases, including this recent bull death. He traveled to Derwent on October 19th to photograph the odd excisions.
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