The Wildlife

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Get to know Currituck from the Locals’ perspective.

It doesn’t get much more local than wild horses, ghost crabs and furry foxes when you visit Currituck, OBX. Our local friends can be a bit reclusive, but if you’re lucky, you may get to see some (or all!) of them during your stay.

The wild Spanish mustangs are legendary in the Outer Banks, revered both for their beauty and rarity. There are very few of them in existence, so it is very important to appreciate their majesty from a distance. Under no circumstances should you approach, touch or feed the wild horses. If you spot a wild horse that is injured or in distress, please call the Corolla Wild Horse Fund immediately at 252.453.8002.

Ghost crabs are quiet little beach-goers. You may not even notice them as they scurry quickly to and fro across the sand, always busy. Despite their shyness, you can catch the ghost crabs at night, when they freeze in the direct beam of a flashlight!

Come as a stranger, leave as a local.