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Alaska State Troopers are investigating reports that an unknown person illegally entered properties in the Goldstream area, cutting off and stealing the mane and tail hair of horses.

There are two known incidents of horse hair-cutting in the Goldstream area. They happened several miles apart, according to troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain. In both cases, someone entered the property and cut the hair from resident horses’ manes and tails.

The incidents are being called both trespassing and theft, as the hair was taken off the property after it was cut. Horse hair can be used to make fly fishing lures and in other crafts. The perpetrator only cut the hair of horses — no other animals appeared to have had their hair cut.

The affected horses appeared uninjured, according to DeSpain.

Troopers ask that anyone with information about these incidents call 907-451-5100 and reference case No. AK19061687.

Contact Cheryl Upshaw at 459-7572 or find her on Twitter @FDNMcity.

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