Courtesy photo Burro’s from Mineral County’s Marietta Wild Burro Range have recently started roaming into more populated areas, and were involved in a vehicle accident last week.

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Burro’s from Mineral County’s Marietta Wild Burro Range have recently started roaming into more populated areas, and were involved in a vehicle accident last week.

Mineral County is home to the Marietta Wild Burro Range, which is the first formally recognized burro habitat.

The range covers 68,000 acres and per the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) statistics, manages between 78-104 wild burros.

The burros wander from the historic site of the Marietta ghost town to Teels Marsh, where ongoing exploration for lithium is taking place.

But the burros have begun to wander out of this designated area into more human populated areas. Just last week, an accident occurred between a vehicle and some burros.

While the animals travel for food and water, motorists are urged to pay closer attention to these animals that helped define Nevada history.