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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 438 

Palm trees, mustangs and burros

Palm trees and an ocean view provided the setting for BLM-California's most recent wild horse and burro adoption event, as animals were offered for adoption in Ventura over the weekend of June 26.  At day's end, mustangs and a pair of wild burros found new homes with southern California families.

A mustang eats hay held out by a woman visitor
Visitors stopped by the Ventura County Fairgrounds site throughout Saturday to get a close look at the "living legends of the west."  This visitor found that a handful of hay was a good way to make friends with a yearling mustang.

A mustang nuzzles a bearded man on the cheek
A mustang nuzzles Art DiGrazia, program manager at BLM-California's Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals. (Photo by Steve Adams, used with permission -- not for commercial use.) 

Three women pose with a mustang, as another takes a photo
A group of friends poses for a snapshot during their day at the adoption.

A grinning woman takes notes as she talks with three young ladies
Anne Kallis, a reporter from the Ventura County Star interviews Kathie Ferrante and her daughters about their adoption of two young burros.

A woman pets a mustang
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BLM's Stacy Peters works with a  yearling mustang in an adoption pen.

- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District, 6/28/10

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 438

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Last updated: 06-30-2010