County asks motorists in Moreno Valley not to feed wild burros wandering near roads

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Increasing numbers of wild burros are wandering close to roads north of Moreno Valley, and motorists were reminded Thursday, Jan. 14, not to feed the donkeys because they can enter traffic and be hit, which also could lead to driver injuries. “These burros are very smart and will continue to migrate to areas where people have been known to provide food for them,” Chris Mayer of Riverside County Department of Animal Services said. “We want to remind everyone that such actions are illegal.” The undomesticated donkeys sometimes herd in Reche Canyon, especially near Pigeon Pass Road. A motorist hit several burros there in 2005, leaving her fatally injured and the donkeys dead. A similar accident happened in July a few miles to the north, along Interstate 215, where a cement truck
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