VIDEO: Wild mustang mom and dad protect baby on the beach

Wild mustangs running on the beach earlier this week. [Screenshot from Outer Banks Tours video]

Tommy “Gator” Myles of Outer Banks Tours captured some fascinating video this week of the northern Outer Banks’ wild mustangs running free on the beach, with perhaps just a little horse drama mixed in.

Watch mom and dad protect their foal from the wilder of the wild mustangs:

Currituck County’s wild horses are a protected resource and it is illegal, not to mention dangerous, to approach or come within 50 feet of them. For more information on the herd, check out the Corolla Wild Horse Fund website.

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