On The Wild Side

Yesterday, as we often do on Sundays, Motor Man and I made a trip to Carova, NC in search of wild horses.

By the way: yesterday just happened to be World Wildlife Day.

It took a while, but we finally saw horses.  They did a good job of hiding from us, and we thought we may end up with a “zero day” before we came upon these four having an early dinner.

As we were driving along the beach, we spotted a cordoned off area in the sand. We’ve seen those before to protect places where sea turtles have laid eggs, but as we got closer, we realized this was for another reason.

A seal had come up on shore to rest.

I had recently seen a video posted on one of the Carova area Facebook pages that I follow. It was of a seal making its way back to the water after having rested a while on the Carova beach.

It was quite exciting to see this one so close.  There were a few other folks also looking and taking pictures;  of course, we were all well outside the perimeter set up for his safety.

He put on quite a show for the little video I took. There is sound (wind and waves), and you should be able to view it full screen.


Just as with the wild horses, I used my zoom lens. “Hello, you looking at me?”

Such an interesting looking little creature. I sure hope he stays safe.

Wild horses and this cute little seal: Motor Man and I thought it was the perfect way to celebrate World Wildlife Day.

~These Days Of Mine~


11 responses to “On The Wild Side

  1. I would love to see them

  2. Oh my goodness! What a great surprise. He/She is adorable!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love that little seal. So sweet. The horse are, as always, amazing.

  4. Cathy Treadwell

    Oh my!!! What a wonderful day!! You and Motor Man certainly have the magic touch!!! The seal is icing on the cake!!
    Great picture of our friends!! Never get tired of seeing the horses…what a magical thing!
    I am in Alexandria with Catie and Jon!for another magical thing…Jon Michael was born February 28. He weighed 9.6 oz and 20 inches long! What a precious baby!!!! Everyone is doing great!
    Can’t wait to see the next post of “the horses” and any other wildlife y’all stumble on.

  5. WOW – I LOVE the precious little seal! Didn’t realize they were at Corova. And the horses are beautiful as always. I agree that you had the perfect celebration of World Wildlife Day.

  6. What an added attraction to a perfect day. He is precious and the horses…beautiful as always.

  7. What a treat you had on World Wildlife Day! Such a cute fellow.

  8. I’d have to say that seal knows what a camera is.. Looks like he was putting on a show ! But my fave this time is the 1st 1.. It looks like a nice, safe & somewhat secluded spot.

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    There was a news clip on the noon news on channel 10 today and then to see your great video made my day. I still love the horses too. lol

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    This little fellow was on the noon news on channel 10 today and then to see your video was great.

  11. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Sorry for two did not think the first went through.

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