Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Drivers Beware of Burros on Highway 95

KSWT News 13 Desert News Now

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities in Yuma say at least five wild burros have been killed in recent traffic accidents along Highway 95. 
The Bureau of Land Management's Yuma Field Office continues to ask the public to use caution when traveling on that highway, especially between Mile Posts 45 and 65. 
Officials say the wild burros normally live along the Colorado River during the summer months because of the water source. 
Because of the recent rains, the roaming burros are crossing Highway 95 to get to their food and water. 
The BLM Yuma Field Office completed a wild burro gather in June, gathering 350 wild burros from the Cibola-Trigo Herd Management Area north of Yuma. 
Officials estimate there's about 350 burros left in that area, but the herd management level is only 165.

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