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Old 08-29-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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So.... is this one a Heron or an Egret? He looks similar to the OP's but is about 4ft tall and stands on the neighbor's roof to look for new goldfish everyone puts in their ponds around the neighborhood. LOL...

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Wild Burros which I spotted on a very hot hike in a NW Arizona wilderness area.











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Old 08-30-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Terrific shots, Kdog. I never thought about there being wild burros. They look very sweet. I love the shape of thier eyes and the coloring on the inside of their ears.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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OMG! How cute! If I lived there I would have to bring them home!
They would probably follow me too!
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Saw this yesterday in a small pond.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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OMG! How cute! If I lived there I would have to bring them home!
They would probably follow me too!
Thanks, PG and Blondie. I did some more reading about the Wild Burros out here. Even though they are fully wild, apparently they can be adopted quite easily and take well to being fed and groomed and make good pets.

The history of these burros is that their ancestors were imported to the area by miners and abandoned when the miners left or passed away. There's a little old mining town nearby on Rt66, now a tourist trap, called Oatman. The burros come down out of the hills every day and bum carrots off the tourists there. They are quite resourceful.

Actually the local authorities claim the burros are getting overfed there and have asked tourists to stop feeding them. And now the burros are starting to get aggressive!

Where's my carrot?
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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So.... is this one a Heron or an Egret? He looks similar to the OP's but is about 4ft tall and stands on the neighbor's roof to look for new goldfish everyone puts in their ponds around the neighborhood. LOL...
Thats a Great Blue Heron. A very common but still beautiful bird!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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So.... is this one a Heron or an Egret? He looks similar to the OP's but is about 4ft tall and stands on the neighbor's roof to look for new goldfish everyone puts in their ponds around the neighborhood. LOL...
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Thats a Great Blue Heron. A very common but still beautiful bird!
And judging by it’s plumage it is a juvenile as well.

BTW Nice Shot!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Also this link for Dragon Flies... DIGITAL DRAGONFLIES (http://www.dragonflies.org/catalog.htm - broken link) just click on photo.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Wildlife, but not really. This was at a Wildlife Refuge:

I darkend it a little to try to hide the cage. I tihnk it looks pretty good.

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