The Wild Side of Life
- June 9, 2021
- Posted by: William Hurtado
- Category: Recreation
The wild horses at Currituck National Wildlife Refute in Outer Banks, North Carolina are a national treasure!
According to visitcurrituck.com, “The Wild Spanish Mustangs are unique to Corolla and Currituck counties, and you won’t find them in any other part of the world. The only remaining wild herd left in the world, these horses are a must-see when visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The wild horses were originally brought here in the 1500s on Spanish ships. The shallow nature of the coast off of Corolla and the unpredictable sandbars have caused the area to be known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, and caused many a shipwreck. It is believed that the horses survived such occasions to swim to shore, making a new home for themselves, and they’ve been here ever since. Their legs are short, their bodies stocky and their fur fluffier than domesticated horses. Their diets are narrow and their health precarious; the slightest contact with humans can be lethal for the horses. This is why it is so important to never get closer than 50 feet from one of these beautiful creatures.”
Do you consider yourself to be a unique, precious human? We work so hard to protect wild horses, how hard do you work to protect your natural God-give beauty and talents? Isn’t crazy how we as humans can trash ourselves and yet spend millions in protection an animal?
I invite you to come back to your wild side. The side of you that is natural and beautiful, lovely and pure. Finally, brothers (and sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8