The Brisbane Courier (Qld.
: 1864-1933), Saturday 18 October 1902, page 4
OF CAT*HLE MUTILATION have been received from the times of cattle having at various country been found with their tongues cut out, and that this mutithe supposition has been lation has been inflicted by swagsmen and have come travellers, who the across thirst and beasts starvation, dying from have and brutally cut out the tongues to The Chief secure a meal Inspector of SUPPOSED
received a however, has, report police mounted patrol, which much solution happier This gives a it had been called appears, man, in a station-owner who had found by of his cattle lying about quite a number the tongues dead with it wa« cut out case that there were noticed in each no marks ot the «nttnals having been shot or
killed, though dead when found. otherwise had perished in creeks and gully Several of tho heads showed holes. An examination not 'boen removed had that the -tongues through the gullet, in the ordinary way, It through the jaws. but had boon drawn noso the Ups and also .'noticed,that was One beast, boon gnawed. had In most caaes found with only just dead, was apparently the tongue protruding through the tcoth, Returngone. of the member and one-half officer saw ing, the next day the police disappeared, had whole that the tongue to the he came his observations and from conclusion that In this and the other cases his notice, either under which ,had come for responsible Iguanas or bush rats were
of the bodies.
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