The Bureau of Land Management has concluded an “emergency” bait-and-trap roundup of 53 burros near Lake Havasu City, Ariz. No injuries to burros have been reported by the agency.
The captured burros, which included eight foals, were transported to a BLM facility in Florence, Ariz., where they will be prepared for adoption.
BLM says that it began the roundup on Nov. 7 in response to traffic safety concerns along State Route 95, north of the city.
The burros are from the 450,790-acre Havasu Herd Management Area, south of the city along the Colorado and Bill Williams rivers. The HMA also borders the Chemehuevi Herd Management Area in California.
The BLM’s “Appropriate Management Level” for the Havasu HMA is 133 to 166 burros — or as low as one burro for every 3,389 acres. The agency estimates the burro population on the HMA at 178.
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