An infanticide attempt by a free-roaming feral stallion (Equus caballus).

@article{Gray2009AnIA,
  title={An infanticide attempt by a free-roaming feral stallion (Equus caballus).},
  author={Meeghan E. Gray},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={23-5}
}
Infanticide by adult males occurs in a variety of species. While infanticidal attacks have been documented in several equid species in captivity, it has never been witnessed in free-roaming feral horses. I report an infanticide attempt by a free-living feral stallion on a recently born female foal. The stallion picked up the foal by the shoulders, tossed it around twice and bit in on the neck several times. The dam of the foal charged the stallion and successfully protected her foal from… CONTINUE READING

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