Wild Burros

3 12 2006


On the infamous Route 66 that crosses the southwestern United States, there is a small “ghost” town called Oatman, in the Arizona desert.  The town was famous for being the honeymoon hideway for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, but today it is also famous for its wild burros.  The burros are descendents of the pack animals that gold prospectors brought with them to the region in the 19th century.  Today they are protected by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as a living relic of the American Wild West.

The town of Oatman makes its living from tourists who come just to see the donkeys.  My dad was with me on this trip and he nicknamed the little fellow “Herschel” (I have no idea where he came up with this name– I just went with it).    Anyway, “Herschel” is one cute little fella, isn’t he.

Lori Gloyd (c) 2006




5 responses

3 12 2006


3 12 2006
Heather Blakey

What an adorable creature Lori. I want a burros!

3 12 2006

“Herschel” is indeed endearing. Will he be carrying your luggage Lori? He seems a bit petite…

3 12 2006

He’s still a foal. I’ll wait till he grows up. In the meantime, are you offering one from your string? 🙂

4 12 2006

Very sweet! nice photo!

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