Wild mare and her foal harassed, separated at Cape Lookout

Photo of wild horse being chased at Cape Lookout National Seashore on Friday. [Photo courtesy Foundation for Shackleford Horses]

The Foundation for Shackleford Horses is seeking information on three young men who harassed, chased and ultimately separated a wild horse from her foal Friday at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

It was unclear Friday night if the mare and foal had been reunited. The newborn horse is at risk for death without its mother.

Mare and foal were chased at Cape Lookout National Seashore on Friday. [Photo courtesy Foundation for Shackleford Horses]

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. near Wade Shore, the foundation said in a Facebook post.

“A visitor reported witnessing three young men attempting to capture the foal for photos and subsequently chasing the mare,” the foundation said. “The mare and foal became separated from one another, which puts the foal at risk of death.”

Approaching the wild horses who live at Cape Lookout and the Currituck Outer Banks is not only illegal, it is dangerous, both to horses and people.

If anyone witnessed or has any information about this incident or the individuals involved, contact the Foundation via Facebook or Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250.

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