Tick Riders

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NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports from the border town of Laredo, Texas, on the federal force dedicated to keeping wandering — and potentially diseased —livestock from crossing into the United States from Mexico. They're known as the Tick Riders. These highly skilled cowboys are some of the few in America who still have to know how to handle a horse in the wilderness and be able to rope and tie an animal in one try — no second chances.

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