They were all accounted for and were bedded down for the night ......but just to make sure they weren't mine, I decided to go back to the pasture at daylight to check for evidence....(calf prints where they shouldn't be).....
Shoot.....the whole road was covered with cattle tracks, horse tracks, dog tracks....you name it.
Someone had moved their herd to winter pasture right at daybreak. lol
So much for my detective work. :)
I did find out that the runaway calves belonged to a rancher about 7 miles north of me. :)