Monday, April 28, 2008

Wild Burros Crossing!

When we first moved here, we saw these signs on the roads out of town... I never thought I'd actually see one, though! Well, Sunday afternoon, we did! And more than one. They were on the side of the road, down off the highway. So we turned around and drove back there to see them.

Aren't they cute!!? They're so cool looking. Look at the little black one. He (or she?) was the coolest one. Also the shyest one, the rest just stood there and looked at us. The black one would walk away then look back. I took these pictures with my phone, so they are even more blurry (or as blurry, maybe?) than my regular camera...
I always thought I would see burros somewhere like by the Mexican border, maybe. I guess we are not too far from it, here. I think maybe the burros are used to humans. Which isn't a good thing, probably. The one in this picture just stood there and stared at us for a while before going up on the hill. He probably would have come over to our car had we offered him food. (Which we didn't...) Well I thought I would share these with you. Hope you are all having a good week. :)


Mimi said...

Interesting...are they a usual sight there, Tina?
Do you think they could be lonely - just them and the rocky landscape... I hope they don't get hunted or anything. Just the other day, I saw a feature on local tv about the wild horses up here in the Northern province. They used to be numerous, but now only about 5 of them. A native said some local tourists hunt them for horsemeat :(

Tina said...

I don't think they get hunted, Mimi. There were a couple at a petting zoo we went to the same day. It was actually right by a small town where we saw them. I think they are like deer, used to people, and come right into town.

That's sad about the horses. :( I wouldn't eat horse meat if you paid me.