The youtube at the bottom of this post has updates on foal taken to PVC.
Slideshow of images: Little Owyhee
To date 368 animals have been removed from little Owyhee, all from the same trap location. 57 wild horses have been removed from the range in the last 5 days. Only one day of the 5 were operations suspended early. For example yesterday we arrived at the trap at 7:45. The helicopter was in the air the entire day and we left after 2 pm. The day before was similar.
BLM IC (Incident commander) has been to trap three days since the 26th of November. He has not seen a single horse captured of the 368.
At the end of operations yesterday the pilot asked for “flagging.” The explanation was that “fences were down” with no explanation as to why fences are down. Be aware that the entire Owyhee Complex (all HMA’s) is heavily fenced due to livestock allotments.
Today so far 30 horses have been taken and it is snowing. IC is not present at trap.
Communication from COR to public is extremely poor at this operation. Animals being euthanized are not being reported to public as it occurs. Apparently the pilot (that must refuel every 2 hours) was not in contact with the COR for over 2 1/2 hours, the COR was not concerned.
Days are very cold and damp. Winds increasing as days progress. Sustained winds often at over 15 mph.
We will continue to update on operation.
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Video listed below:
Video shows intensive hotshot use and roundup that includes horses being run into barbed wire
Video addresses BLM explanation of barbed wire and shows several horses being run into the wire
Operation on 12-6, among events limp foal was taken in.