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.
Their ears are so fluffy, but this one took it one step further.
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.
We saw 3 or 4 mom and baby pairs, this little girl was the cutest however. Her fuzzy face was just too much.
This was another young one we found along the road at a pull off.
There was a cable and wood posts and he just scratched, and rubbed.
Then he got shy and went to mama.
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.