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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

Local rancher finds bull mutilated near Rock Lake


ROCK LAKE – A local rancher is perplexed by the castration and slaughter of one of his bulls on or about May 12.

State Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Staci Lehman said the carcass was initially reported as a slain moose. But after a game warden went to the scene the next morning, the remains were identified as a bull.

Rancher Rod Mills, the owner of R&J Ranch and Livestock, was then notified one of his bulls had been slaughtered in an unusual fashion that day, according to Whitman County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The next day, Mills went out to inspect the carcass himself,...

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