See a Rare Video of Young Foal Playing with its Wild Horse Mama in the Outer Banks
Cuteness overload — OBX edition.
Earlier this month, a special sight unfolded on camera in the Outer Banks: A wild horse played with its energetic colt on Shackleford Banks, a barrier island brimming with wildlife. As the Charlotte Observer reported, only two baby horses have been documented in 2019 thus far, in part due to the fact that the "critically threatened breed" of wild horses has plenty of spots to hide in this part of the Outer Banks. Nevertheless, it's an amazing interaction to watch.
"This young foal on Shackleford Banks is enjoying the beautiful spring day yesterday (5/15/2019) as he races around his mother. His mother is keeping an eye on him and turns her head to keep him in sight, but is more interested in eating the new spring grass," Cape Lookout National Seashore wrote on its Facebook page. "Remember to use a telephoto lens or the zoom setting on your camera and stay back at least 50 feet when taking photos or video of the horses, especially around Moms and babies!" Watch the sweet video below.
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Now, back to those clear skies, gorgeous landscape, and beautiful horse and young foal. We're either going to be hitting repeat on this Cape Lookout National Seashore clip all day or booking ourselves that Outer Banks vacation. Or both.