Thursday, January 9, 2020

Wild Burro!

Early prospectors relied heavily on burros as they trekked long distances across the deserts in search of gold and silver. Many of these burros survived, even though their owners perished under the harsh desert conditions. Many more burros escaped or were released during the settlement of the West. Because of their hardiness, Wild burros have thrived throughout the North American deserts, and their numbers have increased to perhaps 20,000.

Wild Burros like the natural path that is Highway 95 around Lake Havasu, Arizona.  It was quite unexpected as we rounded the curve to have these two burros walking down the road. The Bureau of Land Management and the National Park system manages the burro population. Click the link to learn more about these awesome little guys.  

Wow, that crack in the windshield has gotten much worse. 

There is a legend connected to the burro:

Donkey's Cross - tells us that the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday followed Him to Calvary. Appalled by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but could not leave. It is said that the shadow of the cross fell upon the shoulders and back of the donkey.