Horse found with tongue cut off in Yelm pasture
YELM, Wash. - A horse found with it's tongue cut off in Yelm on Tuesday had to be euthanized, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators said it happened between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at a pasture located off Bridge Road SE near Flume Rd SE. The female horse's severed tongue was found nearby in the pasture.
A veterinarian brought to the pasture on Wednesday said it wasn't clear if the incident was malicious or a random accident.
According to Thurston Animal Control, the horse had to be euthanized, because the injury prevented her from being able to swallow and eat food.
A necropsy on the animal is planned for Thursday.