OATMAN, Ariz. (KGTV) — It was just beyond a weathered ‘Welcome to Oatman, Arizona‘ sign that we saw them — the famous wild burros we heard were a staple in the old mining town along historic Route 66.
“There they are!” I proclaimed excitedly.
My husband smiled and slowed the car, then rolled down his window to get a better look. One of the wild burros came straight to the window and my husband, completely bemused, reached out his hand to pet the animal.
After a quick hello, the burro rejoined the rest of its group and we followed them in to town. And like every other tourist who stops in Oatman, we took plenty of pictures with the burros. It’s what you do.
Oatman’s burros are quite used to travelers and we found them to be very friendly, although once they discovered we didn’t have any feed (which can be purchased in town), they started to lose interest.