Update: Austin Resource Recovery confirms that all 5 horse carcasses on public land were removed Tuesday afternoon.
Original Post: More than two months after flooding in Southeast Austin killed several people and caused millions of dollars in damage, the clean up continues. But some things left behind by the floodwaters are particularly disturbing: at least half a dozen dead horses.
The city has yet to retrieve the bodies of horses killed in the flooding which, in some cases, lie a short distance from people’s homes—people like Lydia Huerta. She says there are moments where the stench from the dead animals is unbearable. Her backyard is directly in front of a city park where some carcasses still remain.
Editor's Note: You can view photos of some of the animals in question here, though the photos are gruesome and may not be suitable for some.