Always Fun to Find Wild Burros
It’s always fun to find the wild burros, for several reasons. First, they are cute as can be, especially the little guys. And second, they don’t seem to be in as many places as the wild horses, so seeing them is a real treat.
But lets get back to the main reason, the all encompassing cute factor.
Last spring we stayed in an area that has quite a few burros. I got some adorable photos, which I shared in this post Wild Baby Burros Playing-The Cutest Thing on the Internet So we decided to go back a few weeks ago and see what what was going on.
We weren’t as lucky this time around. Arizona is in a bad drought year, and I think they are more spread out trying to find food right now. We did see a couple really young foals, but their moms were skittish and had them on the move in the thick brush.
Saguaro Burro This completely cracked me up.
Dark Chocolate. I love this dark color, and it isn’t very common.
We left there last week, and came to a different area of Arizona. Yesterday, we took a drive and went to California, just across the border. We’ve had good luck finding burros there, including last year when we saw this Extremely Cute Wild Baby Burro, that I wrote a post about. After a few hours of looking, I thought for sure we were going to get skunked. But, we finally found some. First, we saw 3 jacks together.
This guy had the fuzziest ears, and was such an unusual color.
Then we found a little family band. And the most gorgeous Jenny I have ever seen.
Beauty in the Palms. Just look at this face, So delicate, and so pretty.
There were 2 young foals in all their fuzzy cuteness. Fuzzy Ears.
Pretty Mama too.
Must have had a fly trying to get those fuzzy ears.
Clearly not happy about the fly. Don’t Bug Me.
This jenny was impossible. She wouldn’t leave me alone! I walked away from her, I shooed her away, everything. I guess she just wanted her closeup, because she did eventually give up.
The other foal had a dark face, and soft eyes. Having no white on their nose, or around the eyes makes them look so different. But still just as cute.
This guy was munching on the palo verde tree. They must like them, because I always see them eating the palo verde.
Wild Burros are under just as much threat as the horses. There have been several hundred wild burros rounded up in the west, just this year, and more planned for 2021. These intelligent, and amazing animals deserve to live their lives free, just like the horses do. With a new leader in the Department of Interior in 2021, plus a new administration that hopefully will listen to the people, we have to make our voices heard. Please write, and call your representatives, and consider donating to advocacy groups who fight so hard for our wild ones. Future generations deserve the chance to experience our wild ones too.
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