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Spanish Peaks, Colorado

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wild Burros in Custer State Park

In Custer State Park there are a large number of "wild" burros who have learned how to milk the tourists. These burros are descendants of the ones used to haul people to the top of Harney Peak. They stand along the road looking so adorable and comical (and hungry) that people can't resist stopping to pet them and feed them whatever they may find in their cars. Some come prepared, as we did, with carrots or other "healthy" food, and the others haul out their cookies, chips, etc. The burros love it all. Today there were several cute, fuzzy little colts and some smaller adult burros, but the larger ones seemed very aggressive in trying to get me to feed them carrots . I got a little nervous at one point when I was penned in between 3 or 4 bigger burros all demanding carrots, so I made a hurried escape to the car! In the last picture you can see a nosy burro still looking for a treat. These critters are very well-fed and healthy-looking from the abundance of natural fodder in the Hills. It's great fun to experience feeding the burros and we are disappointed when they are not out on the road. They mix well with the buffalo and the pronghorns, also.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is so wonderful to read your blog and enjoyed your pictures! Great way to get out the message about Jesus Christ and God's plan for man.

Especially related to the virtues of downsizing. Even though we will be moving from our RV into a very small house within the next few weeks, our whole perspective of "worldly belongings" and what holds priority in our lives is forever changed by our having lived in our RV for the last 3 years and through the people we have met.

We are forever reminded that our purpose in being given each new day is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and then God in His grace turns around and blesses us, it doesn't get any better than this.

Grace and peace to you both, love from us both, Don and Marty