A band of six left the 4WD area north of town to visit the local grocery, only to be escorted back to their habitat, according to a story by OBX Today.
The fence that keeps the horses away from the populated area was damaged by Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
The herd manager for the local advocacy group said you should never chase the horses or try to move them yourself. Let the advocates do that or they may be killed.
Western Horse Watchers estimates that the group got rid of ten to fifteen wild horses this year with their fertility control program.
Who’s the greater threat to these animals? You or the advocates?