Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Donkey Day

Started hearing some critters milling about this morning around 4 AM.  By the time the sun came up, there were 10 burros patiently waiting for breakfast.  A couple of jr's and a very pregnant mamma with the crowd.  They hung around till after lunch.   60,76,41,0,C,0


 


8 comments:

Rita B. said...

Aren't they all beautiful! Mamma looks like she's ready to deliver at any time. Ben seems to be taking an interest but Bud looks like he could care less.

Sue Mackey said...

Love!!!

WhyR said...

Gee, they must have known, somehow, that they WOULD get breakfast if they asked politely, and that they would be in no danger.

Just wondering... are these gentle ruminants among the animals who are currently getting "poached"?

Wm. Pugh said...

Are these the ones that are get'n picked up by the state or feds?

Always something happening there!
In the Swamp, William

pamit said...

Gorgeous animals. Word must have gotten out that the Field Lab is becoming an animal sanctuary.

Todd said...

Back in '87 or '88 we bought two mules at the Lost Track Horse Auction in Talpa, TX. We bought a 'team' for about 100 bucks, just for fun. I was just a kid and we modified a horse saddle to fit the smaller mules and I rode them around. Being a kid it was not until I actually rode one that I understood why their value was so low (compared to horses). The gait is awful, it is a painful jarring bounce, I would dare say one cannot ride a mule all day long. We sold them a month or so later at the auction for about the same amount, maybe 20 bucks less. I had no idea that herds of them remained running wild. Cool animals but they have nothing on horses if one plans to ride them.

pamit said...

These are burros, not mules (which are the hybrid of a burro and horse). --I worked with draft horses a few years back, with a couple of mules on premises. The mules have their advantages in certain siutations (nimbleness, easier to pack) but riding certainly isn't one of them. But then we didn't ride the drafts either. hmm.

TexLeopard said...

So glad to see the wild's of WTexas have a friend in you John. I love these guys and they look happy and healthy! all the best to you and your herd.