When you boondock in the desert southwest, you expect to meet your share of critters.
Javelinas, coyotes, roadrunners, lizards and an occasional snake are all strong possibilities. Being abruptly awaken from a deep sleep by a braying burro at two in the morning was the last adventure I expected when boondocking near Imperial Dam, California. When the braying began I sat straight up in bed and prayed, “Dear Lord, what was that?” As I came to my senses, I realized it must be a wild burro that had come to serenade us. As I cracked the blind and looked out the window I saw the moon lit perpetrator trotting into the nearby gulch. In the morning we found how close our braying friend had been to the RV by the departing gift he left piled for us. I guess we must of camped in his favorite spot as neither the early morning greeting or the gift would be considered a friendly welcome to the neighborhood! Boondocking with boisterous critters, just another adventure in RVing.
If you have never heard a burro bray and trust me they can really crank it up, check out:
Was this the offender? He appears to be smiling!
Great spot to boondock, other than the burros!
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