A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oatman, Arizona

We got on a little used portion of historic Route 66.

As we neared the old mining town of Oatman we were greeted by their welcoming committee.

The wild burros are long time residents of Oatman.

Oatman is primarily a tourist town keeping the Old West image alive.

Baby burro and mama.

I sat on a bench in the shade to watch for awhile.  There was a wet spot in front of me which I didn't pay much attention to.  A few minutes later mama burro came over to the wet spot to pee.  As she walked away, the baby moved into position and pee'd in the very same spot.  Then they both ambled on down the street.  Now I found that very interesting that burros will pee in the same spot as others rather than just randomly wherever the urge strikes them.

Yeah, I am fascinated by the strangest things whereas none of the tourist shops interested me, 
including staged gunfights in the middle of the street.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I'll put the burro toilet on my bucket list!

biebkriebels said...

They seem to walk free around. Very decent animals, not peeing around the place.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

The real wild west we don't see

Shammickite said...

I would love to explore Oatman, but I'd definitely take in the tourist shops and the street gunfights, but I'd enjoy everything else too including the burro preferred pee spot. What tidy aminals. Is a burro the same as a donkey?
I really like your pictures of the landscape, the mountains and the scrubland, so Wild West.

RedPat said...

I love that they have wild burros wandering about!