In the 35 years I have been calving cows this is a first. This was a first calf heifer. At feeding time I noticed her with a kink in her tail in the hay line eating, while I was watching another calf to make sure it was actually nursing and not just sucking skin, hind leg etc. All was well so as I drove off to the house I notice the soon to calf heifer go off by herself away from the cows. I knew she would not be too long but so far there was no water bag. An hour later I go out and spot her in the hay line laying out flat. She is dead. Her uterus is about 5-6 feet behind her and I can't really comprehend for a moment just what I am seeing. If there is a uterus, there has to be a calf somewhere... then I spot it about 100 yards away up on his brisket soaking wet. The calf was never licked and I doubt the heifer even knew she had a baby. There was no blood anywhere, and with the speed she had it, (less than an hour) I doubt it was a difficult birth. Anyone ever see a prolapse like this before?