This macabre phenomenon of cattle being killed and viciously mutilated is both puzzling and disturbing. Hundreds of cases of these attacks have been documented yet none have been explained nor solved. The surgical-type wounds tend to be cauterized by an intense heat and made by very sharp/precise instruments, with no bleeding evident. Often flesh will be removed to the bone in an exact manner, consistent between cases, such as removal of flesh from around the jaw exposing the mandible. such causes as natural decay, to predators, and even crytpid predators have been used as explanations but so far no one has been able to come up with concrete evidence as to how and why these attacks happen.