Calico Roundup : The Escape

To keep up with what is happening and to see photos from this amazing escape - Please follow our blog : On New Year’s Day, the BLM rounded up 10 wild horses but only captured 9 because a 6-month old foal died en route. APHIS vet at the scene, Dr. Al Kane, reported that after being chased by the helicopter for “1/4 mile” the little foal was behaving strangely, lying down periodically. It is reported that the pilot radioed Dr. Kane that this foal was having problems and Dr. Kane went out to see the foal who was found dead. Dr. Kane said that he did a necropsy in the field and discovered congenital heart defect and said that foal couldn’t have handled any exercise and probably wouldn’t have lived to adulthood. They left the body in the field and refused to allow the public observers to witness the body. To see the photos of the roundup that took place on Saturday, January 2, 2009 showing how the captured band stallion, “Freedom,” valiantly fought for and regained his liberty although he had to leave his family of 8 adult mares and 2 colts - Please visit : Also included here are shots of the capture of his entire band, the 11 horses including Freedom himself. For video of the capture on 12/30/09 visit A Special Thanks goes to Craig C. Downer, Wildlife Ecologist and Elyse Gardner, Public Observer for contributing to our blog and taking these photos.

Annie J. • 8 years ago