Wild Burro (Equus asinus) – Red Rock Canyon

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09/17/2014 Trip Notes: Out of the dozen times that I have visited this area, I have only spotted burros on three occasions. I attribute the fact that we spotted 6 burros on today’s trip to the time of day. I don’t think I have ever visited this area this close to sunset before. We spotted these burrow along Blue Diamond road as we were headed back to highway 160 on our return home. I'm not sure if this is breeding season, but the burro in (Fig. 01) appeared rather young. Notice that the burro on the left in (Fig. 04) appears to be pregnant.
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08/09/2014 Trip Notes: I spent the morning hiking trails in Willow Springs Canyon taking pictures of petroglyphs and pictographs. On my way out of the park, I came upon this lone burro (Fig. 05) munching on the grass. Luckily, I was able to work my way around him to capture a picture with the mountains in the background (Figs. 06 & 07), before he scampered off. In all of my visits here, this is only the second burro sighting I have had inside the park, the first being about eight years ago.
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