The wild horses on the Currituck Outer Banks are within the midst of a fall feeding frenzy, and observers say persimmons are a seasonal favourite.
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund says on social media that the American persimmon is a fruit-bearing tree native to the coast and will be discovered rising all through the place the horses roam. In response to the group, the fruit turns into ripe and candy within the fall and turns into a supply of meals for the horses.
Horses will be seen strolling as much as the persimmon bushes to pluck the fruit from branches, or they forage for the fruit when it falls to the bottom. A video on the fund’s Fb web page exhibits one horse feasting from a persimmon tree.
The fund works to guard and handle the herd of Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming the northern finish of the barrier islands on the North Carolina coast. It additionally promotes continued preservation of the land as a everlasting sanctuary for the horses.