Our article on the southern hunts affected by Hurricane Irma was a popular item in last week's eCovertside. More recently, we received this positive update from another pack - albeit with some dramatic photographs. Master Alexis Macauley reports: "Misty Morning Hounds are alive and well in Gainesville, Florida. Lots of flooding and debris, but all horses and hounds and structures are fine. We lost several live oak trees.


Horses await help in their flooded run-in shed. Photo by Carol Hoffman.

"Though we've been through hurricanes in the past, the amount of floodwater this time around was something that caught us totally off guard.


Alexis Macauley, MFH and Carol Hoffman wading out to lead the horses to higher ground. Photo by John McCraw.

"There's only a little creek close by - and the pastures pictured are normally high and dry!


Ware fire ants! Photo by Carol Hoffman.

"And now, the floating fire ant colonies." 

To read earlier updates from Four Winds Foxhounds and South Creek Foxhounds, also kenneled in Florida, click here.

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