|"Damned jeep trail gets worse every year" ―Earl Bassett[src]|
Old Fred lived outside of Perfection. He kept a flock of sheep and a vegetable garden were he grew corn among other things. A Graboid pulled him underground and ate him while he was tending his garden. Val and Earl discovered his death when they saw the bloody remains of his sheep scattered across their corral while driving out of the valley to get help. While searching for Old Fred they found his hat in the middle of the garden. When they picked it up they saw his head. It is unknown why the Graboid didn't eat the sheep entirely or why it left Fred's head.