WAVY and Associated Press / OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) (Sept. 15, 2018) — The wild horses that roam many parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks made it safely through the severe weather caused by Hurricane Florence this week.
According to a Facebook post from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Saturday, all of the ponies that call Ocracoke Island home were safe and sound. Even their pony pen stood undamaged.
A similar sight was seen a little over 100 miles north of Ocracoke in the towns of Carova and Corolla.
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, a group devoted to protecting and managing the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs, posted a message on its Facebook page saying the horses were “doing their normal thing – grazing, socializing, and wondering what us crazy humans are all worked up over.”
Forecasts earlier in the week that showed Florence potentially making a more direct hit on the northern Outer Banks had many people worried about how the horses would fare.
But wildlife experts had said there was no need to worry.
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