Wild horses in North Carolina won't be evacuated because they have their own trick to survive hurricanes

Business Insider | 9/5/2019 | Susanna Heller, INSIDER
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Wild horses in North Carolina won't be evacuated for Hurricane Dorian.

The animals have their own special survival tactic, which keeps them safe during storms.

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When bad weather hits, Spanish mustangs huddle together and point their butts toward the winds.

It works and has for centuries, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund wrote on Facebook.

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Don't worry, though, the Corolla Rescue Farm is taking precautions — like implementing tracking devices and stocking up on food — but they expect that the horses will be just fine.

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On Wednesday night, Hurricane Dorian was once again updated to a Category 3 storm as it made its way toward the Carolinas.

As the storm traveled along the southeastern US coast, there were calls for evacuations. But one group is staying in place: the wild horses that roam the sandy shores in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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In situations like a storm, or in this case, a hurricane, the horses know just what to do — they form a huddle and go "butts to the wind," OBX Today reported.

"They have an institutional knowledge of where it's high, dry and safe," said Meg Puckett, herd manager for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. "It's one...
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