This Donkey appears to be a guard donkey. He hangs out in a field with horses. It is my understanding that donkeys do not like coyotes, dogs, etc. and will protect farm animals from such creatures in the event of an attack.
So lets hear it for this brave little donkey!
Though he seems a bit shy and not a hero that likes to have a big fuss made over him!
The A – Z Challenge will run through April. Each day is a different letter and a different photo…I hope you all enjoy!
I love his (her?) ears!
Not sure of sex….we didn’t get that close!!
I didn’t know that about donkeys. I guess that’s why I always seem to see them in fields where there are horses.
Apparently they are quite natural at security!
hahaha! A guard donkey 🙂 who would have thought ?! 😀
And they seem so harmless!
Donkeys are tough as nails. Llamas are also great guard animals. Sadly, I’ll admit I saw that on “Turtle Man.” Yes, I live with too much testosterone.
LOL that made me laugh!!
These are beautiful photos. I know donkeys were (are) used as workhorses, but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a guard donkey. I love it. 🙂 Thanks for that tidbit of info. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Hugs. Eva
Thank you Eva and you are quite welcome!
Beautiful photos of the donkey. I don’t see them often in Australia but thanks for the reminder of the guard donkey. A few years back, I found my English book from year 8 at school when I was about 14, which is a difficult time for teens and I found a poem called “The Donkey” by Chesteron, which I think you’d enjoy: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177440
I will have to look for the poem. Thank you for telling me about it.
Also thank you for re-blogging my E post!
If you look at my E post, you will see a list of Easter traditions from around the world and I thought your post was a great PS. I love all these cultural traditions and don’t want to see us all melt into a shapeless grey blob because everyone becomes the same. It’s not always easy being different or special but we need diversity.
We do need diversity. As they say imagine how boring this world would be if we were all alike!!
I will check out your Easter tradition post!!
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I’m not a horse person, however I did notice many of the horse farms by me had a donkey, so I asked the neighbor why. He said everything you said, but in addition, they are very calm animals and they keep the horses calm. They are cheaper to feed also. So they are all around guardians of horses, how cool is that? !
That is very cool!!