Drivers: Watch for Wild Horses, Burros During Low Visibility

Wild horses and burros wandering into the road can create safety hazards as daylight saving time comes to an end.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office is asking motorists to be careful of wild horses and burros along our roadways, as the end of daylight saving time brings earlier darkness and lower visibility to Southern Nevada.

In the past, several wild horses and burros have been hit and killed or sustained injuries leading to euthanasia. The animals can wander onto the road creating a safety hazard to themselves and for motorists. These areas include State Route 159, State Route 160, and Lee, Kyle, and Cold Creek roads.

“One of the biggest problems is people stopping to see the wild horses and burros and feeding them,” said Tabitha Romero, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Technician. “Now some of the wild horses and burros stay alongside the road waiting for food.”

Feeding and interacting with the wild horses and burros makes them lose aspects of their wild character and they begin to associate vehicles with food. It is illegal to feed, pet, or otherwise harass a wild horse or burro. Individuals will be cited for those activities and the citations carry a fine

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