to connectVideoHorse kicking men in the groin, on the popular Maryland beach
A tourist was kicked in the groin by a wild horse on the beach at Assateague Island, located off the coast of Maryland, after the man attempted to pet the animal.
The tourist learned the hard way why it’s important not to ignore local warnings.
The images of the beachgoer, in a skimpy swimsuit and let him try to pet a wild horse on the beach, only to find out why the locals advise against it. As the man hit the animal, it kicked him into one of the most painful places for a man to hit it.
The incident occurred at Assateague Island, located off the coast of Maryland, The Sun reported. It was not reported if the man was injured in the incident, although the footage showed him falling to the ground in pain.
The horses on Assateague Island and have been famous among the locals as well as travelers. It is unclear as to how exactly they ended up on the island, but, according to the local folklore, they arrived on Assateague after surviving a shipwreck more than 300 years ago, The Mirror reported.
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No matter what, the animals, the local governments would be made clear to them that they are wild animals and should be left alone. While the nearly 300 horses on the island and has grown to become a popular sight among visitors, and the local authorities advise visitors not to pet or touch the horses.
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This is not the first incident in which tourists ignore the warnings with regard to the horses.
In April, it was reported that the animals of the nearby Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge have been transferred to the southern corral on Assateague Island, after visitors ignored warnings about approaching the animals.
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Last year, a beach lifeguard, was kicked twice by one of the horses, and had a variety of injuries.