He is the only Jack in town with about eight jennets plus various foals he has fathered. There were a lot of babies and they were so adorable.
Oatman's "Wild Burros" are just as stated here...Wild. They come and go as they please. There is usually about a dozen of them that show up in town and wander the streets. In the United States the donkey has been used as a beast of burden and for the breeding of mules, which are hybrids produced by mating mares and jackasses. Small donkeys, or burros, played a major role as pack animals in opening up the western United States. While there are the few Burros that do come to town regularly the hills surrounding Oatman, Arizona there reside many wild burros and different herds of them. These burros are direct descendants from the Gold Miners that brought them to the area as pack animals. Then the coming of World War 2 when the gold mines surrounding Oatman and Gold Roads, Arizona were shut down the burros were set free to roam the hills.
|Another great souvenir, but no space in our car let alone my suitcase.|
|Oatman Street Gang|
|Mobbing people with food.|
|Ear scratches are just as great for donkeys as carrrots and treats, and much more healthier. |
This little guy just loved his ear scratch from Terri.
|Foal resting in the shade along the road.|
|The gang moves on, spotting another person with treats.|
|Breastfeeding in public.|
|Snack on the side of the road|
|Store owner chasing the donkeys away.|
|Coming up with a new plan|