The London Daily Mail reported on Nov. 1, 1905, that sheep had been killed in the neighborhood of Badminton, on the border between Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. That paper dubbed it, “The sheep-slaying mystery of Badminton." Sergeant Carter of the Gloucestershire Police was quoted, ”‘I have seen two of the carcasses, myself, and can say definitely that it is impossible for it to be the work of a dog. Dogs are not vampires, and do not suck the blood of a sheep, and leave the flesh almost untouched.’“
–Charles Fort, Lo!, p645 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).