Herd of wild horses sur­vives Florence

The Palm Beach Post - - AFTERMATH OF FLORENCE - From news and wire ser­vices

A herd of wild horses that roams a north­ern por­tion of North Carolina’s Outer Banks has sur­vived Florence just fine. 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. The Cape Hat­teras Na­tional Seashore tweeted Satur­day that all of the ponies in an­other herd on Ocra­coke Is­land were safe. The Cape Look­out Na­tional Seashore said in a Face­book post that it would pro­vide an up­date on a herd of horses at an­other lo­ca­tion — Shack­le­ford Banks — just as soon as staff could re­turn to do con­di­tion as­sess­ments.

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