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Some Beatty Residents Say Burro Herd Is Causing Problems

BEATTY, Nev. (AP) — Some residents of a southern Nevada town that has long embraced a local herd of burros want the federal government to do more to control the wild donkey population.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports some residents of Beatty are complaining that the burros are causing disruptions by knocking down fences, trampling sensitive habitat and damaging property.

The Bureau of Land Management recently removed 404 burros from around the Nye County town, which is about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

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Resident Laura Cunningham says the bureau's effort doesn't seem to have made much of a difference.

Bureau spokesman Kyle Hendrix says more burros were removed than initially planned, but the Bullfrog Herd Management Area still has about three times as many as it should.