CHARLOTTE, N.C. Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks has discovered three cows roaming the national park, and it is believed they got there by swimming four to five miles across the Core Sound during Hurricane Dorian.
The cows were on Cedar Island when the hurricane generated a mini tsunami on Sept. 6, sweeping much of the wildlife off the island, including 28 wild horses that perished, officials say.
Cape Lookout Spokesman B.G. Horvat told McClatchy news group park staff spotted the first cow on the North Core barrier island about a month after the storm. The others revealed themselves in the past two weeks, and the trio are now grazing peacefully together on federal grass, he said.
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