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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:09 AM

Wild horses lean on instinct to survive Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

There is a short video at the link--beautiful horses--and smart also.



Wild horses lean on instinct to survive Hurricane Florence in North Carolina


https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/us/wild-horses-barrier-islands-hurricane-florence




Updated 9:07 PM ET, Wed September 12, 2018


Wild horses ride out the storm 01:34

(CNN)...................................
They are better off staying in their natural habitat than they would be if humans intervened to whisk them away, said Meg Puckett, herd manager of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, which protects horses roaming in the Currituck area.


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"We're already seeing them group up together. They go into the maritime forest, where they get under the cover of the live oak trees that protect them and go to the highest ground," Puckett said.



The more than 100 wild horses at Shackleford Banks, the southernmost barrier island in Cape Lookout National Seashore, will take refuge in the island's interior and other locations like they do during any storm, the national park said in a Facebook post in response to a question about the horses.

Puckett said people who have chosen not to evacuate will keep an eye on the Currituck horses.
"These horses have been here centuries. They are probably better equipped to handle this kind of weather than anybody else on the Outer Banks right now," she said.























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riversedge Sep 14 OP
yortsed snacilbuper Sep 14 #1
oasis Sep 14 #2
dubyadiprecession Sep 14 #3
essme Sep 14 #4
Lucinda Sep 14 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:23 AM

1. Horses are more intelligent than human beings!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:30 AM

2. They seem to be well fed while out on their own. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:06 AM

3. Horses are not native to this continent.

If men brought these horses to the outer bank islands, they will be swimming if the storm surge rises.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:09 AM

4. Did you read the links?

Those horses have been there 5 hundred years. Florence isn't the worst storm that has hit NC.

The ponies in VA survive storms also- Think "Misty of Chincoteague."

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Response to essme (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:33 AM

5. Been a loooong time since I read that book!

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