Wild ponies are given their semi-annual medical check on Assateague Island off Virginia
An Assateague wild pony bolts from a pen after receiving medical treatment during the semi-annual round-up and check-up on Assateague Island off the Virginia Coast October 26, 2013. The Assateague wild ponies, a huge draw for tourists, have roamed the beaches, pine forest, and salt marsh of Assateague Island since the 1600s. Assateague Island National Seashore has a combined total of over 300 wild ponies in Maryland and Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS TRAVEL SOCIETY)
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