We had been warned!
We were driving along Route 66 when we came upon this sign by the side of the road. "How cute!", we thought.
A few miles later, we landed here: (be prepared for tons of pictures)
Welcome to Oatman, Arizona, the burro capital (of Arizona? the Southwest? the USA? the world?)
Of course we had to stop and take a closer look! It took us some time to drive through the tiny town because of the burros who don't get out of the way just because a car wants to pass them. No way!! At the end of the town we found a parking lot, left the car and went to meet the burros.
Although they are wild and we were warned that they bite and kick they never did. All they wanted was the alfalfa that you could buy in paper bags and feed to them. Kaefer carried the bag and therefore she was very popular with the burros.
What about a beautiful burro ear?
And here is the only fence I could find in Oatman, Arizona. Honestly, I only saw it when I looked at the photos back home - when I was there I was actually looking at the burro who didn't join the craze in the road. She probably already had her share of alfalfa!
The animals were curious and wanted to explore the Geek's camera (and he took some great close-ups!)
The burro bar...
Some of the smaller burros had little signs on their heads telling people not to feed them. Here's the reason why:
A different kind of - fence?
I guess the shop owners were a bit annoyed about the people who fed the burros in front of their store and the bits of alfalfa that were lying around (and other burro "gifts" as well probably).
This is Flapjack, the only male burro in town. He must have a good life... He was pretty sassy, but very cute as well.
I'm linking up with Theresa's "Good Fences" and Eileen's "Saturday Critters".