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In Currituck County, between Corolla and the Virginia border, around sixty wild horses roam free. They are the descendants of Spanish mustangs and have survived the fierce weather of the Outer Banks for over 400 years. In 1984, construction of a road has brought tourists and permanent homes to the area. By 1989, eleven horses had been killed along the highway. Westbrook discusses how contact between traffic and horses might be decreased.