Baby animals are always pretty cute, but I’m not sure there are any as cute as a baby burro!
At our campsite in Why, Arizona, I could often hear the burros eeyore-ing off in the distance. So one evening, as the light started to get soft and golden, I decided to take a walk on a trail behind the campsite and see if I could find them.
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I walked for 10 or 15 minutes and then sure enough, I could hear them! But, they were back towards the campsite. So back I went, the way I came, and every time they eeyore-ed I adjusted my direction, picking my way through the cacti, to get closer.
Soon enough I found them, a whole herd of them, walking, eating and even playing! I kept my distance so as not to spook them, but followed them along in the direction they were going.
Pretty soon, I found myself back at the campsite and discovered where they were going. The baby pool! I saw a baby pool when we got to the campsite, but it never dawned on me that it was a drinking pool for the burros!!
As I was watching them all come to the pool, a little fluffy one ran out from between the adults!
Since I had to look it up, I thought you might be curious too – a burro is a small donkey. They are no taller than an average human and weigh around 250 pounds.
I made all of these photos with my Sony NEX6 and the 55-210mm lens.