Thursday, January 15, 2015

Burro Fence

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".


31 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

One male to all those females? :))

They appear to be such nice critters in these photos that it's difficult to believe they bite and kick. But of course they do!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! they make sure life passes slowly in that town! thanks, carola!

Viv _ said...

Hallo Carola :)

Tolle Bilder! Die USA müssen wirklich traumhaft sein, ich würde auch so gern mal über den großen Teich reisen.

Danke für Deinen Kommentar auf meinem Blog, schön, dass auch mal eine Mutter ihre Meinung sagt ;)

Alles Liebe, Viv von lifegraphie.blogspot.de

Debbie said...

no such thing as too many pictures!!! you really captured the mood and spirit with these!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

they are all lovely but I really like the close up of one of their noses.

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the signs! And the burros! And their soft noses. That reminds me of a funny story of a friend of ours who can't resist kissing those soft donkey/burro/horse/pony noses. He was on a truck route through the southwest and at one place saw a burro and kissed its nose and a few hours later realized that the burro had previously had its nose in something that our friend was extremely allergic to. His lips and tongue swelled up like crazy. Okay, this isn't funny. But it sure is funny when he tells it. :-) Loved your photos today!!

Ruth Kelly said...

I wish I had stopped at Oatman but I drove right by there last year. I saw those cute signs too but didn't see any burros.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I've never heard of this town and it's wild inhabitants! How wonderful that they are respected and taken care of by local and tourists.

Susan said...

I agree with Debbie... you can never have enough photos!
A great post Carola (good wooden fence too).
Cutest burros ever!! :D)

Karen S. said...

That are just all adorable! A most fun and enjoyable stop for us too!

Michelle said...

They are so cute! I would have spent a long time there :)

Andrea Priebe said...

Like you, who could resists those cute little faces with their big ears and soft noses ... I would have been right in there feeding them all if I could have been, in spite of the warnings. They can't be too much of a threat or they wouldn't be selling alfalfa for you to feed them. What fun this is, Carola ...
Fence? What fence? ... :)


Andrea @ From the Sol

Magic Love Crow said...

This post is so cute! I love it! Lucky boy FlapJack! LOL! Hugs ;o)

Ida said...

Super fun. The Burro's are so cute. I liked the one laying down by the fence and of course Flapjack.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Carola. What wonderful pictures of these beautiful creatures. They are just so awesome. Great photos. Hope you are doing well.
gloria

Felicia said...

Awwwww they are sweet. I bet the could bite and kick if they wanted to.

wonderful images.

Elephant's Child said...

Awww. My heart melted time and time again as I scrolled through these photos. Sentimental puddle. Thank you.

JoZart said...

Great post and super pics. The burros are a bit like the sacred cows in India.
As ever, an interesting post.
Jo x

Maery Rose said...

OK. Now I have to find out where Oatman, AZ is. Family is in AZ and this looks like a fun side trip!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Lovin' this!!
I wish I could scratch their noses 'bout now.

Cute, cute, cute.

Bethany Carson said...

Great shots of the burros, Carola! They must have been neat to see. Quite a few years back my family saw some wild burros out in the desert in Arizona.

John's Island said...

What a neat post. I've got to see Oatman one of these days. Thank you for your comments on my blog and, yes, someday I hope to enjoy the trains in Europe. Have a good weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

well, this was something I´ve never seen before. I´m not sure I would like to live there. It´s like the cows in cities in India

Nancy said...

This post has got to be one of the most original and cutest I have seen in a long time. I never knew a place like this existed..It must have been so much fun interacting with the Burros....

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, these are great shots. I love the burros they are so darn cute... I would love if you would link this post up to my critter party today.. Have a happy weekend!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wunderschöne Eselbilder :)
Das mit dem jungen Eselchen fand ich ganz besonders schön, und das Plüschohr auch :))
Hab ein feines Wochenende
【ツ】Knipsa

eileeninmd said...

Hello, stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of these cute critters!

Lea said...

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours! Love your photos!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How wonderful!

My Arizona travels have always taken me straight north or else southwest from Phoenix. I'd love to visit the burros in Oatman!
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bettyl-NZ said...

Now, that's what I call a surprise! How wonderful.