RIVERTON — Fremont County authorities say a criminal enterprise may be behind a rash of recent horse tail thefts.
The Riverton Ranger Wednesday reports that at least four residents since Sunday have reported that their horses’ tails have been cut off.
Fremont County sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Lee says the investigation includes contacting Natrona and Converse counties, where more than 30 reports of stolen horse tails have been reported during the past month.
Hair from horse tails can be used in violin bows, pottery, brushes and in crafts.
Lee says those involved could face charges of trespassing, larceny and property destruction.