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Cows cast away by Dorian found alive on N Carolina island

Source: Facebook/Wild Horses of Cedar Island
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Published: Nov. 13, 2019 at 3:47 PM EST
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A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge.

Cape Lookout National Seashore officials think the stranded cows swam up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) during the September storm before being found near Cape Lookout this month. The cows belong to a herd that roams freely on Cedar Island, across the sound. When Dorian generated an 8-foot (2-meter) “mini tsunami,” it washed them and dozens of other animals away, including 28 wild horses that died.

Seashore spokesman B.G. Horvat told McClatchy news group the cows are grazing peacefully after a harrowing feat of survival, but they need to go home. He thinks they’ll have to be sedated for the boat trip.

After hurricane Dorian a single cow was found on Core Banks after being washed miles away from her home on Cedar Island...

Posted by Wild Horses of Cedar Island on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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11/13/2019 9:48:17 AM (GMT -5:00)

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