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The Custer State Park Donkeys....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. John Backlund

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    don't fool around when they know a bag of carrots is in there with you....
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    That car door is hung .....wait wait wait....on a donkey?

    Can car doors do that!
     
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    I had no idea that there was a Custer State Park.

    For some reason I've always wanted to see that area and Montana, etc. I guess it's a childhood fascination with the Old West.
     
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    is there a new west?
     
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    Donkeys aren't wearing masks...
    Just sayin'
     
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    Most don't... both the equine and human variety.
     
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    I had a similar experience years ago at a drive thru safari park, except with a hippo and a bucket of food pellets. Damn but the sob had a HUGE mouth and BAD breath. Thankfully its head was to big to fit through the window.
     
  8. John Backlund

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    Nice place. LOTS of Bison roaming around (1500?)
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    Pronghorn Antelope, six billion Prairie Dogs and the occasional Coyote, normally, all easily viewed from the 17 mile 'Wildlife Loop Road'....and of course, the always popular treat- begging donkey clan that 'work' the tourists.
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    Yes, new Subaru Crosstreks feature 'Donkey Compliant' doors.
     
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    Haven't been there since '86, but it was a memorable visit, especially spooky walking around the hill on a quiet day, with markers where each soldier fell. It may be different there now.
     
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  12. John Backlund

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    You're thinking of the Custer battlefield up in Montana, Custer State Park is located in the southern Black Hills region of South Dakota. It's Custer connection in this case, is from the 1874 Custer expedition that went through the Black Hills.

    But I agree with your memories of the Custer Battlefield, it's an eerie place, as is the Wounded Knee location on the Pine Ridge.
     
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    I live with one and can relate.
     
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    The drive through the park is incredible and breath taking. Plus, it dumps you out right in front of Mt. Rushmore. Do it.
     
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    Ah thanks for pointing that out John, so in checking now, I was talking about the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. I've yet to visit the Custer State Park in SD or the mammoth Crazy Horse Memorial nearby. Gotta re-up that on the list!
     
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    We did it a few years ago. Well worth it. Iron Mountain Road to Mount Rushmore. Needles Highway. Wind Cave (and the scenery on the way there). Crazy Horse. We didn’t do the wildlife loop, but there was enough wildlife on the other roads we drove that we didn’t feel that it was necessary, though I’m sure it’s worth it if you have time. Badlands is also in the same general area. Don’t bother with Wall Drug.
     
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    apparently.
     
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    been there, it's awesome.

    I'm guessing that name isn't going to be around for too much longer
     
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    We were on the Needles Highway just last Saturday, and so was a guy from Minnesota who tried to drive his rented, no-ground clearance, front drive only, little Toyota through the snow-choked Needles tunnel. He ended up hopelessly stuck at one end of it for at least an hour before enough people showed up to help get it out, but it took a lot of shoveling and pushing to do it.
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