RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – Ruidoso Police are reminding residents and tourists not to interact with wild horses. Officials have noticed more people approaching and feeding wild horses, which is not only dangerous but illegal.

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Officials warn that animals could become easily spooked ad hurt people or themselves. Feeding wildlife is also against the city’s ordinance and can result in a fine up to $500 or 90 days in jail.