VIDEO: A whale of a visit to Avalon Pier

A whale stops by Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills. Facebook video screenshot

If you pay any attention to local social media, you know migrating whales are not an uncommon sight this time of year along the Outer Banks. But a close encounter like the one captured at Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills on Wednesday, that’s a rarity.

Humpback whales are heading north after wintering in the Caribbean, some with babies in tow. Keep an eye out for them the next few weeks!

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