Coyotes Blamed for Michigan Horse’s Death

Five or six coyotes attacked the 27-year-old mare, who was subsequently euthanized as a result of her injuries.

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A pack of coyotes is being blamed for the death of a Michigan horse that was a member of the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Mounted Division.

Lapeer County Sheriff’s Mounted Division Lieutenant Bruce Osmon said the 27-year-old mare was attacked by five or six coyotes on Jan. 23. The horse was a member of the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Mounted Division, he said.

“She was used for special occasions such as parades,” Osmon said.

The mare usually lived in a pasture with eight other horses, Osmon said; however, at the time of the attack, she had been brought to an area closer to the barn for feeding

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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