Mystery of the Curry County dead cattle solved

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The mystery surrounding dead cows in Curry County has been solved.

KRQE News 13 told you about the bizarre scene earlier this month when nine dead cows were found along Highway 60, then four more nearby along Highway 245.

Investigators originally thought the cows had fallen out of a livestock truck during a crash, but it turns out they belonged to a man who lives in the area. 

He says he thinks the cattle were spooked and busted through the fencing before being hit on the road.

He says he has recovered all but one of the surviving cows. 

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