I wanted to show you a few examples of donkey action from my donkey Norma Jean, and my friend’s donkey. Both exhibiting the guarding instinct of donkeys.
I tell everyone I know who have coyote or any kind of wild animal issues – Get a donkey (or two – they need companionship).
First, my Norma Jean…
I was in Norma’s paddock, grooming Dodger yesterday. One of my kitties came in to beg for attention. Norma hates any interlopers in their paddock. She will chase out anything – dog, cat, coyote, deer, skunk, rabbit, crow…, it doesn’t matter. If you don’t belong, you are O-U-T.
Anyway, at first, it looked like NJ was just sniffing the cat… but I knew better. As I yelled at him to “Get out now!”, I also readied my camera.
It was tough to take photos while making sure the kitty GOT OUT – shooing him with my foot. Norma would have coaxed him into submission and then stomped him. No question.
You can see in the end photo frame just how upset the kitty was when he figured out that he was in danger.
MY FRIEND’S DONKEY AND HER DOG…
My friend has a mini donkey who is very territorial, especially over her area and her toys. My friend’s dog is oblivious – which is probably why he is not frightened. But this donk is definitely trying to get her point across.
MORAL OF THE STORY – get a protection donkey (or two)
Donkeys cannot live alone. They are herd animals even more than horses. They need someone else.
But, they are great protection animals and don’t need much food – if the food is nutritious. Just add good food, fresh water and another soul to nurture a donkey… and they will do a great job for you.