Girl, 12, victim of second attack by donkeys in the New Forest

Donkeys in new attack at beauty spot

Donkeys in new attack at beauty spot

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A group of aggressive New Forest donkeys targeted another victim this weekend, just days after chasing and attacking a Hampshire nurse.

This time a young girl was viciously bitten by one of the animals at Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu.

The latest attack came less than an hour after the Daily Echo visited the beauty spot to investigate and film the creatures with tourists.

Two donkeys were pestering a man for food when one bit the girl as she was running past.

Bystander John Bayliss said: “She was screaming 'daddy he bit me'.”

The youngster - believed to be aged 12 - was not seriously hurt.

Daily Echo:

 

As previously reported Jenny Caine and her five-year-old daughter were surrounded by five donkeys while taking bread to feed to the ducks there.

Miss Caine, 38, of New Milton, was bitten on the back and knocked to the ground causing her to drop her daughter Isabelle.

She eventually ran away after throwing the bread in the other direction.

It has caused a fierce debate on how people should conduct themselves around animals and calls for tourists to stop feeding them.

 

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8:48am Mon 2 Jun 14

Zexagon says...

Does this mean they'll be put down like aggressive dogs
Does this mean they'll be put down like aggressive dogs Zexagon
  • Score: -8

9:15am Mon 2 Jun 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

Zexagon wrote:
Does this mean they'll be put down like aggressive dogs
No, but the Verderers have previously warned that the donkeys are on probation and may ask the owners to remove them from the Forest!

They are very clever animals and know exactly where and who to target to get the result they want - grub! So its children, old folk and anyone nervous in their presence as opposed to locals who might give them a slap on the a** ('scuse the pun!).

Such donkey battles can be seen in Brockenhurst outside Tesco on an almost daily basis.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Does this mean they'll be put down like aggressive dogs[/p][/quote]No, but the Verderers have previously warned that the donkeys are on probation and may ask the owners to remove them from the Forest! They are very clever animals and know exactly where and who to target to get the result they want - grub! So its children, old folk and anyone nervous in their presence as opposed to locals who might give them a slap on the a** ('scuse the pun!). Such donkey battles can be seen in Brockenhurst outside Tesco on an almost daily basis. Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 12

9:31am Mon 2 Jun 14

normal1965 says...

remove them
remove them normal1965
  • Score: -18

9:35am Mon 2 Jun 14

elvisimo says...

"creaming 'daddy " - that's just wrong

"group of aggressive New Forest donkeys" - that's just stupid...
"creaming 'daddy " - that's just wrong "group of aggressive New Forest donkeys" - that's just stupid... elvisimo
  • Score: 7

10:03am Mon 2 Jun 14

Frank28 says...

Be ever mindful, these are wild animals - keep well away from them. The owners don't like the public feeding them.
Be ever mindful, these are wild animals - keep well away from them. The owners don't like the public feeding them. Frank28
  • Score: 13

10:34am Mon 2 Jun 14

SilvanDryad says...

The authorities should put up signs saying "2 attacks by donkeys in the last month" like they do for road accidents involving livestock. Preferably with pictures of the injuries in colour.
The authorities should put up signs saying "2 attacks by donkeys in the last month" like they do for road accidents involving livestock. Preferably with pictures of the injuries in colour. SilvanDryad
  • Score: 2

11:11am Mon 2 Jun 14

Dave of Dibden says...

I am sure that it is violating forest by-laws to feed the animals, and people should be made aware of the fact that the animals are wild and will get food from any source. I had a row with a woman at the green at Hatchet Gate she had a small child and was feeding the donkeys and causing traffic jams because the animals were chasing each other to get to the food.When told about the problem the woman became abusive to all.
I am sure that it is violating forest by-laws to feed the animals, and people should be made aware of the fact that the animals are wild and will get food from any source. I had a row with a woman at the green at Hatchet Gate she had a small child and was feeding the donkeys and causing traffic jams because the animals were chasing each other to get to the food.When told about the problem the woman became abusive to all. Dave of Dibden
  • Score: 12

11:19am Mon 2 Jun 14

Brite Spark says...

They should stick to the zebra crossings.
They should stick to the zebra crossings. Brite Spark
  • Score: 1

7:35pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Huffter says...

Leave the forest to the animals
Leave the forest to the animals Huffter
  • Score: 2

8:34am Tue 10 Jun 14

Sholingista says...

Didn't the Bible warn that Donkey's would rise up and kill humans just days before the apocalypse?

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!
Didn't the Bible warn that Donkey's would rise up and kill humans just days before the apocalypse? IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!! Sholingista
  • Score: 0

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