The operation started on September 23. Gather stats through October 23:
- Burros captured: 302
- Goal: 500
- Deaths: 2
- Returned: 0
- Shipped: 253
Foals accounted for 14.2% of the total. Of the captured adults, approximately 53% were jacks and 47% were jennies. The cumulative total says 300 animals captured.
One death occurred on October 23, when a four year old jenny was put down due to a broken neck. Her foal was adopted out. Neither animal was included in the Day 31 figures so the incident may have occurred in a holding pen involving animals previously gathered. Should the foal be counted as an animal shipped?
There were 302 – 2 – 253 = 47 unaccounted-for burros as of October 23. BLM staff may be holding them on site.
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