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Huntsville Independent (AL)
Huntsville Independent (AL)
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Description: A Woman Nursing a Colt

Date: May 27 1886

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 8

A very peculiar case has just come to light on the LaPrade place, four miles southwest of this city. About a week ago a mare gave birth to a colt. From the outset the mother fought the colt ferociously and refused to let it nurse. Betsie Washington, who lives on the plantation and has a baby a few weeks old, determined to save the colt, and as it was too young to eat she took it and nursed it at her own breast. The colt accepted the situation gracefully and has gotten along splendidly. The mother horse was finally tied hard and fast and force to allow the colt to nurse. But for several days the baby and the colt divided the milk at Betsie’s breast, and both grew fat and happy. This does savor a little of Mulhattan, but it is the plain, sober truth, nevertheless.—Montgomery Advertiser.

Submitted: 10/07/19

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