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Well-known North Carolina wild horse dies, experts point to extreme temperatures as cause

A nearly 30-year-old wild-nature” target=”_blank”>wild horse<’s Outer Banks, with experts pointing to extreme temperaturesa> as a factor. <

Around 100 horses roam in the Corolla herd and have adapted to eating sea oats, persimmons, acorns and other native grasses on the island, the News & Observer reported. 

The horses often meet tragic ends, usually due to the residents on the island: traffic accidents and choking on food given by tourists are the most common causes. 

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Hazel’s first mate, Amadeo, had to be removed from the wild during a rescue operation. 

Hazel was laid to rest near Penny’s Hill, where she lived. 

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