FINLEY, Wash. - Finley resident Paul Roberts found one of his steer dead and two others mauled early Friday morning.
He has been a rancher for 20 years and said he has never seen anything like this attack.
Roberts said, "I was beefing them up for the market. I found one dead Friday. All three had been mauled one had his nostrils and lips pretty much chewed off, his ears pretty much chewed on."
Roberts believes neighboring pit bulls attacked his livestock.
Benton County Sheriffs said they think dogs might have been involved but there are no witnesses or proof.
Roberts said, "When something like this happens it just takes the joy out of it."
Roberts said the two steers that survived the attack are not doing well. He said, "They're off their feed. They've lost weight, completely exhausted when I found them Friday morning. They'd been in a battle."
Roberts said this was a huge financial lost to him.