North Carolina wild horse euthanized after snake bite

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Baby wild horse spotted running along Outer Banks shore on April 1, 2019. (Photo: Corolla Wild Horse Fund)

COROLLA, NC (AP) — The Corolla Wild Horse Fund says a horse belonging to a herd on North Carolina’s Outer Banks died over the weekend following complications from a venomous snake bite.

The organization announced Monday that the young horse named Valor was euthanized Saturday after veterinarians determined her wounds were too critical.

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Officials say the bite was found on one of the horse’s front legs May 17 and had become infected.

Caretakers discovered the wounded mare after a caller reported the horse had been standing in the same spot for a day.

The group says the horse was born on Memorial Day in 2018 and was just two days away from her second birthday.