- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - Police are investigating an East Texas animal cruelty case after a pregnant pet longhorn suffered slash wounds and had to be euthanized.

Lufkin police on Monday announced the search for an attacker who possibly used a machete to cut the legs of the longhorn named Eve.

Detective John Petty says the attack happened last week while Eve was in a pasture.

A police statement says owner David Overdorf first noticed Eve lying in a front pasture and thought she had separated from the herd to have her calf.

Overdorf checked the longhorn several hours later when he noticed she hadn’t moved. He discovered Eve had deep cuts on her back legs with the tendons severed.

A veterinarian euthanized the cow. The unborn calf also died.

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