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Thursday, December 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Montana officials search for owner of dead cows along river

Associated Press

BILLINGS – A total of nine dead cows have been found along a Montana River and wildlife officials say while it’s not common, it’s also not unheard of.

The Billings Gazette reported officials have not found an owner to claim the cow carcasses that have been appearing on the banks of the Yellowstone River since February.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder says he has some deputies on the case, trying to track down an owner.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality Public Policy Director Kristi Ponozzo says it is the owner’s responsibility to remove the dead cows as the carcasses can produce pollution.

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