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Motorists cautioned of increased wild horse, burro activity north of Pahrump

The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office is asking motorists to use caution on State Route 160 north of Pahrump after the storms damage miles of fencing was damaged in the area.

BLM says that motorists should be careful of wild horses and burros between Pahrump and Johnnie.

“There is a large population of wild horses and burros in the area, and it may be easier for them to wander onto the road,” said Tabitha Romero, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist. “We are asking motorists to be extra cautious driving through the area, especially during the dark hours.”

In the past, wild horses and burros have been hit and killed or sustained injuries along highways in southern Nevada, leading to euthanization of the animals. The animals can wander onto the road creating a safety hazard to themselves and for motorists.

Should a motorist hit a wild burro or horse with their vehicle, the BLM states they should call 911.

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