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Caution for Offering Water to Assateague Ponies

Chnicoteague Ponies
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Chnicoteague Ponies

If you’re going to offer some cool water to one of the ponies on the Assateague Island National Seashore it’s best not to use the park’s spigots.

Park officials if the ponies get used to the idea that the faucets are a source of water they will come to territorial and protect them.

WBOC reports that, officials say, could become a safety issue for visitors as the ponies become accustomed to the spigots as a regular source of water.

Park officials note there are a number of ponds on the island that provide water for the horses.

If visitors see ponies around a facet they should make a litter noise so that they leave other they should contact park officials.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.