Burros roam onto Vistancia Elementary School playground

Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 17:50:47-04

The staff of a suburban Phoenix elementary school got some wild visitors in the form of some burros.

Four burros were spotted walking onto the playground of Vistancia Elementary in Peoria shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday.

Peoria Unified School District spokeswoman Erin Dunsey says school employees, including an assistant principal, saw the burros enter the grounds through a parking lot.

The animals then went on the playground and left through a side gate.

Dunsey says they were only there briefly before any students had arrived and that nobody was hurt.

Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which oversees wild burro adoption, say it is unusual to see the animals in a residential area.

Anyone who encounters the animals should not approach or feed them.