- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Three wild horses that had been living on St. Helena Island have been corralled after a fourth was struck and killed by a vehicle last weekend.

Property owners tell The Island Packet of Hilton Head (https://bit.ly/1vuKvS8 ) that about a dozen wild horses have been living on the sea island near Beaufort for years.

Beaufort County Animal Services officers rounded up the three horses on Tuesday. Two of them will stay at a local farm until they are adopted.

A family is taking care of the third horse while a veterinarian treats it for a previous injury.

Officials say the wild horses have been living in an area that has a lot of traffic. They say the animals have gotten into the habit of walking along roadways in the area. They say that relocating the horses is the safest thing to do.

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Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com

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