Monday, August 31, 2009

Obesity Epidemic Strikes Kid-Friendly Burros

In Spanish, the word "burrito" means "little donkey". The town of Oatman, Arizona, is having a different kind of donkey problem. It seems that one of the key attractions in the old mining town is that a lot of donkeys freely roam the streets. And since every kid who walks by can't resist handing out carrots and other goodies, those asses are now getting very fat.

The Bureau of Land Management is stepping in with a campaign to stop the wonton (oops, wanton) feeding of the animals.


Mike said...

I love Oatman. Used to go as a kid all the time (had relatives who lived in Bullhead AZ).

Obviously these are not "burritos" being that they are not little. Are they Grande?

Keith Wilcox said...

Sounds like the burros need an exercise regimen! Of course, if they're getting fat on just the leftovers, it's probably the tourists too who need to rethink their eating habits.