Animals: Fatal Birth

As scarce as tropical snowstorms are cases of fertility in mules. Like many other hybrids, the cross between a horse and an ass rarely breeds, whether mated with another mule, ass or with a horse. Hence, when a mule belonging to Don Salvador Calero foaled in Buga, Colombia, last week, local veterinarians were astonished, called it the first such case in the history of the republic. Awe-struck Colombians gathered at Calero's stable, gladly paid admission to see the mule foal. To the ignorant and superstitious the unnatural event was disturbing.

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