Now: I don’t know what to make of this, but apparently a feud between two Wyoming ranch families has led to cows having, among other things, penises bleached into their skins. Yes, really.
Two criminal complaints filed last month in the Sundance Circuit Court allege that Patrick Sean Carroll, who is 66 this year, and his son Tucker Kye Carroll, who is 34 this year, funneled 189 heifers and six bulls into a chute and bleach-dyed them to get a neighbor’s attention after three years of having the cattle cross onto their land.
Some of the heifers had penis shapes bleached onto their bodies, according to an evidentiary affidavit written by Crook County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Jessen.
Here’s a bit of the history leading up to this:
Habeck has leased the ranch neighboring Carroll’s since 2014. But over the past three years, the number of cows that get through the fence onto Carroll’s property has increased to the point that hundreds cross over at any given time, Carroll said, according to the affidavit.
Carroll grew frustrated. When he would call Habeck to let him know, Habeck would be “laid back like it’s not a big deal,” says the document.
“It sometimes takes Philip (Habeck) a few days to move his cows back,” the affidavit relates from the interview.
Thus, bleach penises.
I guess this is one of those cases where the penis mightier than the sword (hah) but this is a part of the country that has a history of people actually grabbing guns and shooting it out over rangeland, so maybe bleached penises – if a bit immature – aren’t all that unreasonable.
Good fences, as they say, make for good neighbors, and this is a case where the opposite is true. Hopefully now that some public light is shining on this, the two families can solve this problem without gunplay.