Thursday, June 5, 2014

'Hee-Haw'

A few weeks ago Theresa posted donkeys from her area and then Rose did from hers. I mentioned to both that my neighbor had a couple and I needed to get some photos. As Hubs and I left one day to go out I lucked out that as we traveled our rural road headed for the main highway the donkeys were at the fence alongside the road. Our neighbor uses them to protect his cattle. Apparently they are deterrents to coyotes. I haven't seen a coyote in our midst but another neighbor has told us he has seen one as he comes in at night from work and unfortunately some neighborhood cats have disappeared. With that said these sweet faced donkeys are a welcome sight.


Linking up with Theresa for Good Fences.

28 comments:

diane b said...

They are nice animals. It is interesting to see they are used to deter coyotes.

TexWisGirl said...

glad you could catch them! they are so sweet and sad looking. :)

Lois said...

I think they are cute! I didn't know that about donkeys and coyotes. We have coyotes here too. My neighbor saw one coming out of the woods behind her house.

Red said...

These little animals are real characters. I notice they have company in their pasture....Canada geese in the background.

Karen said...

Oh they are sweet! That looks like an electric fence!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I just love donkeys.

Carletta said...

KAREN AND OTHERS: THE FENCE IS SET UP LIKE AN ELECTRIC FENCE BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE ELECTRIC ON IT.
RED - YES, LOTS OF CANADA GEESE LIKE TO SHARE THIS FIELD YEAR ROUND.

RobinfromCA said...

Such cute donkeys. I had no idea they were deterrents to coyotes. I love to learn new things while reading through blogs!

judi/Gmj said...

Revlon would kill for their eyeliner!

sweet face, but kicked back ears and a tucked tail? that would deter me.

Lol, they put wooden cut-out coyotes in crop fields here to deter the Canadian geese.

Rose said...

Oh, Carletta, they are such sweeties. So glad you got to photograph them.

Ruth Kelly said...

That last donkey looks like he posed for you. I feel sorry for the first one, he looks very uncomfortable with his tail drawn inward.

marilyn said...

little donkeys doing their job...great photos...

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, I love these sweet donkeys. They do have pretty faces. Great shots and fence captures.. Have a great evening..

Ida said...

Oh they do have sweet faces. I'm glad you stopped to get their pictures. I wonder what it is about a Donkey though that a Coyote would be afraid of them.

Brian King said...

LOL! They made me laugh! Cute!

Felicia said...

They are cute fellow. I've heard they are good watch donkey's too.

Buttons said...

Oh they are adorable. I have seen many around here farmers use them to keep coyotes away here too. B

marilyn said...

re: the gourds...I have painted...carved and wood burned them... Sold them at arts and crafts fairs....still paint them occasionally .... They are a great surface to work with..

forgetmenot said...

How cute are those donkeys !!!! Interesting that they keep the coyotes at bay. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're so sweet ... I had no idea they'd be a deterrent to coyotes. They seem so unthreatening. But how wonderful if it works!

Ramona said...

Love the donkey's, not something you see a lot of here in Australia. They are really cute.

Marie said...

I just love donkeys! These are such cuties!

bailey-road.com said...

Adorable guard animals!

Jeanne said...

I never knew about donkeys guarding a herd but just read they are very protective and will paw, kick, and charge. Never know what you might learn reading blogs!

kelley jensen said...

I know they can be quite mean. I've always tried to steer clear of them. They bite you know.

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