Day on the Lake June 23, 2018

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Wild Donkeys, Cows and Birds OH My!    Warning some images may by graphic in nature due to a couple of donkeys mating.

How about a couple of babies to brighten your day!  Lake_Pleasant-9342Lake_Pleasant-9342

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See the dark baby laying down?! 


We have no idea what this guys problem was.  He was running pretty quick over to the heard.  Lake_Pleasant-9363Lake_Pleasant-9363

A Donkey with 4 Turkey Vultures and a pool noodle.  Reminding everyone to clean up after themselves.  We should always leave land cleaner than it was when we arrived.


Then the one on the right runs over and makes the baby get up.  We believe that is the babies momma!   So we aren't sure about the heard dynamics but it seemed like she didn't like the darker donkey and heard him coming so they ended up running off after he showed up.  Lake_Pleasant-9371Lake_Pleasant-9371 Lake_Pleasant-9374Lake_Pleasant-9374 Lake_Pleasant-9375Lake_Pleasant-9375

OMG have you seen anything cuter?!!  Look at that stripe across the shoulders!  Absolutely beautiful animals.  Lake_Pleasant-9380Lake_Pleasant-9380

An older female isn't she pretty!! Lake_Pleasant-9381Lake_Pleasant-9381

A little baby nursing!  Lake_Pleasant-9382Lake_Pleasant-9382

What is a lake day without ducks?  How cute is this young male!  Just starting to get his colors!   Lake_Pleasant-9385Lake_Pleasant-9385

A rowdy couple of babies playing


This is the herd that ran off.  You can see the darker male at the end chasing them up along the mountain. 


While the babies are still wresting this one is biting the other ones leg!! 


Kick to the face doesn't faze this darker male. 


Intermission with this amazing Turkey Vulture flying over! 


How incredible are these birds!!!


Back to the show.  This might be the part where you stop your young children from looking at the photos.  We are about to get X rated....


They appeared to be walking away from the heard for more privacy.  Again X rated coming up. 


And there you have it folks.  National Geographic at it's best! if you ever wondered what donkeys do after the 30 second mating encounter.  They basically just stand there for 15-20 minutes.  They don't move.  They just stand next to each other and do nothing.  Lake_Pleasant-9468Lake_Pleasant-9468 Lake_Pleasant-9474Lake_Pleasant-9474 Lake_Pleasant-9482Lake_Pleasant-9482

Great Blue Heron


Common Egret


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Cows!  YES Cows!!  How cute is this red male!  His eyes are blue! Lake_Pleasant-9620Lake_Pleasant-9620

Someone is a poster cow for all blacks and white cows! Another blue eyed beauty! 

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Cows and Donkeys share the land around the lake.  



A mom and her baby!   Lake_Pleasant-9652Lake_Pleasant-9652

Check out her horns!  She looks very thin but I'm guessing it's because she is nursing.  I don't know anything about cows besides they have amazing personalities.   She is so beautiful. 


Another baby! 

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Sad situation we contacted Arizona Game and Fish Department.  Gave the location and hopefully they can get to the baby before the predators.  If they can find the baby then a relocation to the heard will happen.  What it looks like is the mom died and her baby is sitting next to the tree to the right.  The mom is on the left where you now see Turkey Vultures.  We realize this is nature however we felt if we did something the baby would have a chance.  So keep this baby in your thoughts as his/her life goes into a different direction.  Let us hope he/she is safe.   Lake_Pleasant-9682Lake_Pleasant-9682

Common Egret


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Great Blue Heron


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Turkey Vulture


Common Egret

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A mom and her babies!   


Aren't they cute!!!! Lake_Pleasant-9758Lake_Pleasant-9758 Lake_Pleasant-9768Lake_Pleasant-9768 Lake_Pleasant-9775Lake_Pleasant-9775 Lake_Pleasant-9777Lake_Pleasant-9777 Lake_Pleasant-9782Lake_Pleasant-9782

Momma is a pretty little girl!! 




That concludes our lake day.  Thanks for looking!!  As always make sure we keep the land even cleaner than it was when you found it.  


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