Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: Las Vegas....Wild Burros??

Las Vegas....Wild Burros??

About a year ago, a friend of mine, who just moved to Las Vegas, was riding through Red Rock Canyon National Park

It is a beautiful place to visit, so if you haven't been there, it is worth the trip. Anyway, my friend was busy taking pictures and enjoying the sights, when all of a sudden, a wild burro stuck its head in the car window!  He was quite surprised but was able to get a picture of the donkey before it turned around and went on its way.  I don't know if the burro was looking for food or just welcoming the newcomer!

Comment balloon 22 commentsRoberta LaRocca • November 08 2007 11:21PM

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Soo cute... I think he is friendly and happy to see new faces,
Posted by Arina Hanciulescu, RealtyPros (RealtyPros) over 11 years ago
That was so cute! He sure looks inquisitive and hmmm...seems to be asking for a bite and a sip to quench his thirst!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
Oh, Roberta - How cute that little guy is! I have a client who has burrows and when I arrive at the gate they run to meet me in my car and their heads are always trying to get it. They are so adorable! Thanks for sharing this...cute.
Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) over 11 years ago

They are so cute. We were exploring around Lake Havasu and were able to see several. I had no idea there were "wild" ones :)

Posted by Jo Olson, HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County (HOMEFRONT Realty) over 11 years ago

Arina:  They are cute but I've never been that close to one.

Sally: Yep, I bet he wanted something to eat or drink.

Deborah: He does look very curious.

Linda: That is too cute about the burrows that meet you at the gate.

Jo: They are called "wild" but seem very tame.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Great pic! Before all of the construction, Boulder City residents who lived on the hill overlooking Lake Mead would occasionally see bighorn sheep wandering right into their front yards.
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 11 years ago
John: Wow, I would love to see a bighorn sheep! 
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago
It looks like he wanted a ride.  I am sure it was very hot and no water near by. 
Posted by Gary Bland R (S) E-Pro, ABR (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers) over 11 years ago
Gary:  That would have been an interesting passenger!
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago
That is the most hilarious photo!  He looks so friendly!
Posted by Erin Stumpf (Attardi), 916-342-1372 / DRE# 01706589 Sacramento, CA (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Judging by the expression on it's face, I'd say the Burro was welcoming the new-comer :) 

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Posted by Ricardo Bueno (Diverse Solutions) over 11 years ago
The burro's intentions may have been benign, but even domesticated burro's can inflict a nasty bite, so it's good no one attempted to pat the cute beast.
Posted by Rosario Lewis, GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY (DDR Realty) over 11 years ago
What a great picture!! s/he seems so friendly.      
Posted by Jon Washburn over 11 years ago
What an awesome photo!   This reminds me of a place near Lawton Oklahoma where there is a federal reserve and the buffalo roam free.  You have to be verrrry careful driving through there as they will cross the road and stare you down, but oh it is much fun!
Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) over 11 years ago
LOL, reminds me of an associate of mine!!! LOL!!! great picture!
Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 11 years ago
Hey Roberta, great photo but sort of scary to have the burrow that close, Dora
Posted by Dora Baycroft over 11 years ago

Erin:  He looks friendly, but is he??

Ricardo:  It was an interesting welcome.

Rosario:  If it was me I would have been too scared to even take the picture!

Jonathon:  I guess we'll never know if he was truly friendly.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Kris: It is a great photo!

Charles: I think this picture reminds everybody of at least 1 person in their life!  LOL!

Dora: I would have been scared!

 

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

This is a great photo!

I want a donkey some day!

The reason they have "wild" burros out here is because of mining.  Prior to all of the fancy equipment, there were burros around to do the dirty work.  Over time these poor little workers weren't needed anymore and were left to fend for themselves.  If you ever want to take an adventure, head down to Oatman, AZ, just beyond the state lines near Laughlin, NV and you will find an old piece of Route 66 where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their first married night after getting married in Kingman, AZ.  Completely different from PA mining towns with Pennsylvania Dutch everywhere! lol

It's a real "ghost town" with burros roaming the streets and it's truly a place like no other. 

HEE HAW! 

Posted by Denise Willer, "Where Therenulls a Willer Therenulls a Way" Las Vegas (Elite Realty) over 11 years ago
Denise: I have never been to Oatman, we will have to check it out.  It sure is different than PA mining towns!
Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

The burro's are friendly, no need to be scared to pet them. They own the streets of Oatman.  The burros are used to the visitors feeding them carrots.  He's just looking for his treats. Friends and family insist on going to Oatman when they come out to visit. For me its a 30 minute drive and I visit Oatman alot.  If you are planning a trip stop by the gro store to buy several bags of carrots and don't forget the camera.

Posted by Bonnie Randklev (McCormick Realty) over 10 years ago

Bonnie: I haven't had the chance to get there yet, but some of my visitors have and they thought it was pretty cool.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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