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Visitors to the Corolla area often run across some of the wild mustangs (currently about 90 in all) that still roam the beaches and marsh grass areas. In the sixteenth century, Spanish galleons sailed to these shores and brought with them horses for colonization. Since then, descendants of these mustangs have continued to populate this area, where they have adapted to living in this environment. We encountered several groups meandering about near the water while the tide was out.

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