CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) — More than 100 horses found dead this week at a muddy watering hole in northern Arizona are being buried at the site.
The stock pond in the Navajo Nation community of Gray Mountain had been a reliable source of water for animals over the years.
But as drought worsened, it began drying up earlier and earlier, and trapped the animals.
Tribal officials say they counted at least 118 dead horses and two cows this week.
They were able to save a weeks-old foal they named Grace.
A barbed wire fence now surrounds the watering hole to keep out large animals. Workers have applied hydrated lime to the site to help decompose the horses and ward off scavengers.
Friday's work is focused on collapsing an earthen berm and burying the animals.
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