• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Ocracoke Welcomes New Filly

A photo of the newest member of the Ocracoke Island pony herd.  Paloma, a filly, was born on March 22, 2010.
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News Release Date: March 24, 2010

The NPS Ocracoke pony herd welcomes a new member, a filly named Paloma.  Paloma was born on a warm spring morning, March 22, 2010, to Spirit, a full-blooded Ocracoke pony.  The Ocracoke School children chose the name of the newest member of the herd which means "dove" in Spanish.

Did You Know?

Ocracoke Inlet was one of the most heavily traveled inlets in the 1700s.

In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.