Tuesday, June 23, 2009

question of the day

What was the obsession in the 60's with feeding animals from your car in state parks?! C'mon -- slobbering donkeys just aren't that cute.



This old postcard was never used so I don't have anybody's writing to share. The back of it says:
DONKEYS BEGGING FOR HANDOUT, BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA. These friendly beggars, also called "Rocky Mountain Canaries" may be seen in Custer State Park.

(Canaries? I'm so confused.)

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I've had this experience, only with buffalo in a park in Kentucky. Weird, weird, weird.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I'm just waiting for the day, probably soon to come, when we will drive through these parks and transient homeless people will surround our cars for food handouts.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It seems like Americans always want to view wild animals as potential pets. It's a good thing those were donkeys, not bears.

The canaries thing confuses me too.

dust bunny said...

Image stuck in my brain---several sets of very large teeth inches from my face. (and they don't belong to family members)

mompriest said...

regarding canaries: miners use them inside a mine to help determine the oxygen level - if the canary dies the oxygen is low and the human best get out....

for Rocky Mt? I don't know, some hazard that donkeys would be good at detecting before their human companions?