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Spanish conquistadors who ranged as far north as Chesapeake on the East Cost, left behind some of their horses. A line of these horses still survives today on Ocracoke Island. With the depletion of natural resources, the Park Service has reinstated the horse patrol of earlier days.\r\n
Toughy, a pint-sized beagle of Ocracoke, is well-known on the docks. Sam O'Neal's dog goes out every morning and makes rounds, visiting friends, and collecting scraps. Toughy can easily pick up the scent of someone he is looking for and, following their trail, usually finds them.\r\n
Standing in the yard of the old Lighthouse Keepers' Quarters on Ocracoke Island is an ancient cedar tree that resembles a bonsai tree. Iva and Monk Garrish, who lived in the house during the 1930s, called it their Courting Tree, a name that has stuck. Many Ocracoke visitors walk under the huge tree and marvel at its elegance.