This story from Fox News is a moo-in for the “Headline of the Week” award…

Yep, “Frozen Colorado Cows May Have To Be Exploded” is indeed a real headline…

It may take explosives to dislodge the frozen carcasses of a small herd of cows found in an old ranger’s cabin high in the Rocky Mountains. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren’t smart enough to find their way out. The Forest Service said Tuesday the animals came from a herd of 29 cows that went missing last fall from the nearby Gunnison National Forest where the rancher had a permit.

The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. An aerial search failed to turn up any sign of the animals. The cabin is located near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area.

Officials are worried that, if allowed to thaw, the cows may contaminate nearby hot springs, but since the giant beefcicles are in a wilderness area, they can’t drive to the location, and using helicopters is too expensive. So what’s the most, uh…bang-for-the-buck solution? Simply blowing them up — with explosives. Because that’s apparently a lower-impact way of disposing of the carcasses than simply packing them out in some sort of motorized conveyance.

Anyone have a better idea? Hell, with the price of beef being what it is these days, I’d think all you have to do is put an ad on Craigslist, something like “Free beef. As much as you can carry on your back. BYOS (Bring Your Own Saw).”