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Assateague Island welcomes new foal 'N2BHS-ALR'

Assateague Island welcomes new foal 'N2BHS-ALR'
A new bay pinto colt, "N2BHS-ALR," born Friday on Assateague Island, is shown with mother Ms. Macky. (National Park Service)

Assateague Island has a new bay pinto colt after “Ms. Macky” gave birth to a foal Friday.

Named “N2BHS-ALR” — presumably to keep the foal’s birth name in line with “Ms. Macky’s,” whose is actually “N2BHS-AL” — the National Park Service wrote in a news release Monday that the foal “and band live most of the year in the very busy developed area and campgrounds.”

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Park officials stress to remain about 40 feet away from wild horses, including “N2BHS-AL,” at all times.

“A mare will be very protective of her new foal and it is vitally important for their well-being that visitors give them, and all of the wild horses, plenty of space,” the park service wrote.

No word on when they will give “N2BHS-ALR” a name more representative of a fun time at the Eastern Shore and not of what seems to be a serial number on the back of your router.

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