Wild Burros, Such Cute Little Ass’s

We went in search of the wild burros on Sunday. We know they hang out on the California side of the Colorado river, near Parker dam and Lake Havasu. But to say these guys are wild however, is a bit of a stretch. They are wild in that nobody owns them, they roam where they please, and they are direct descendants of the burros brought here in the 1500’s from the Spaniards. But they are very habituated to people, and could care less if you’re there or not.

But oh my cute, these little guys are adorable.

Wild Burros, Such Cute Little Ass's

Their ears are so fluffy, but this one took it one step further.

Wild Burros, Such Cute Little Ass's

For the most part they were right on the road. We did find some more out and about, and they are generally in very small groups. They followed me several times, and have no compunction about walking right up to you. They have clearly been fed from cars, because they will walk up to your car too. This is all kinda sad really, but I think it’s been going on for so long in this area, it won’t change.

Wild Burros, Such Cute Little Ass's

Wild Burros, Such Cute Little Ass's

We saw 3 or 4 mom and baby pairs, this little girl was the cutest however. Her fuzzy face was just too much.

Wild Burros, mom and baby

young fuzzy wild burro

young wild burro with fuzzy face

This was another young one we found along the road at a pull off.

young brown wild burro

There was a cable and wood posts and he just scratched, and rubbed.

Wild Burros, Such Cute Little Ass's

Then he got shy and went to mama.

shy little wild burro

So cute!!

young wild burro

They are certainly more sedate than the wild horses. There were a few males around, but we only saw eating, and standing around.

But the cute factor made up for any of that. I would definitely go visit them again.

I have also added some very cute photos to the Mary Hone Photography site.

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Wild Burros, Such Cute Little Ass’s — 29 Comments

  1. HOLY COW, I am in love.

    I have always loved these fellers, but your photos bring out even more personality! Their ears, GOODNESS ME, they are so fuzzy! They look like cracked open coconuts…don’t EVEN ask me why I see that in their ears! teehehehee

    Giggle giggle giggle go I, as I see these darling creatures. That shy baby hiding behind mummy is SO DARLING. Mary, you have one of the best jobs in the world!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS!

  2. Just the title of this post made me smile! But those burros! Oh my! They are cuteness personified. I love how you’ve captured them — but the one of the two pairs of ears is my fav!

    I didn’t know there were wild burros — and the fact they came over with the Spaniards in the 1500s is amazing. Thanks for sharing Mary!
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  3. Hi Mary. It’s been awhile since posting a comment but the asses brought me out. My wife, two huskies and I love seeing these donkeys when traveling in the area. They come right up to your window to say e-haw. What a treat.

    Speaking of treats, I made a batch of your Instapot dog food yesterday for my Huskies Boo and Togo and boy did they gobble it up. I’m changing up their diet from kibble with a bit of boiled chicken to somethig more healthful per Togo’s chiropractic vet’s suggestion. He’s a rescue dog I got about three years ago and has had some sever injuries to his neck vertebrae. Didn’t know this until recently after having to deal with some bad pain issues. His X-ray shows the damage. Fortunately, we have an excellent vet who’s helping us get the best affordable care for Togo.

    Anyway, thanks again for your Instapot recipe. Have you made any changes to it since your original post?

  4. Hey Lew, glad you’re still around and the ass’s brought you out of hiding. So sorry to hear about Togo. Roxy has back issues, so I know what you’re going through. The only change I’ve done with the food is to use peas, and not spinach. Some dogs can get bladder stones with spinach, and since there is no way to know if they will or not, it seemed safer to not take a chance. I had to take Roxy off the food though. She is 12, and gained weight on it. Even though I was giving her the same calories, I think it may have been too carb rich for her. Torrey however, did great.

  5. Oh my gosh, they are all SO cute! Love love love. I didn’t know about them. Would love to go and see them. (It is kind of sad that they are soooo tame – I’m sure a lot of folks ignore the law about not feeding them. When we were in Zion the first time – 20 years ago – there were signs everywhere not to feed the deer, which would walk right up on the lawn in front of the lodge at night because they were so tame from people feeding them. I still remember this stupid woman feeding the deer, and when I pointed out the signs everywhere, she said “It’s popcorn! It’s natural!” Um yeah… cuz deer always eat popcorn in the wild…. People!)
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  6. Oh Mary, I am enjoying this series with the burritos!!!!!!! They truly are special with those huge hears and slits for eyes! teehehe

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