Pony struck, injured
Updated: Aug 8, 2018 3:05 PM
(Berlin, Md) - A Pony was struck Monday night, August 6, 2018, along the Route 611 Causeway. According to the Assateague National Seashore Facebook page, the 2-year old stallion Adriana's Yankee Prince was struck by a motor vehicle at approximately 9:00 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The horse was located Tuesday morning and assessed for injuries. His left hind leg is swollen, and although he is currently lame on that leg, he is placing full weight on the leg and moving around foraging without much difficulty. A small laceration over the left rib cage was also observed. Park wildlife staff will continue to monitor his condition in the weeks ahead. An investigation is ongoing.
Visitors are reminded to slow down and always drive with caution along Assateague's roadways and to be on the lookout for horses and other wildlife when visiting the National Seashore.