Group of wild horses has been on the loose on Outer Banks

Baby wild horse spotted running along Outer Banks shore on April 1, 2019. (Photo: Corolla Wild Horse Fund)

COROLLA, NC (AP) — Volunteers have been routinely rounding up a group of straying wild horses on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that a deteriorating fence in Currituck County has put the horses in danger of being struck by cars and has allowed them to get into garbage and come too close to people.

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They often roam into Corolla village.

The horses also have been leaving behind generous amounts of droppings.

Officials said that the county recently approved a $50,000 grant to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund to begin repairs on part of the fence.