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These lovely and friendly wild (sort of, anyway) burros or donkeys and the tiny Prairie Dogs were spotted last month at the beautiful Custer State Park in South Dakota near Mount Rushmore.  These are the last of my series of photographs from my visit to the park this Summer.

I spotted the animals along the side of the road and in a great big pasture on the Wildlife Loop road.  The burro’s come to the roadway to beg (successfully) for carrots or apples from the park’s visitors.  They seem very tame but one must remember they are still wild animals!  So neat to also see many Prairie Dogs chirping their warning when we walked a short way into the fields.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of each picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Wild Burros (Donkeys) and Prairie Dogs" (2)

  1. Itg’s good to see the burros free on a large range!

    • Hi Montucky, I agree. These animals seemed happy and enjoyed interacting with the children and adults by the side of the road. When the burros had enough of the people, they gently just meandered off into the field. They seem to be accomplished beggars. Have a wonderful weekend!

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