Woman angry that visitors just stood and watched as she was bitten

Warning after donkey attacks woman in beauty spot

Warning after donkey attacks woman in beauty spot

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A NURSE has described the terrifying moment she and her five-year-old daughter were attacked by a group of donkeys.

Jenny Caine and her daughter Isabelle were visiting a Hampshire beauty spot when the animals surrounded them, cutting off their escape route.

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

Last night she complained that other visitors to Hatchet Pond, near Beaulieu, just stood and watched as she and her daughter tried to flee the animals.

It comes just days after two pensioners walking through a field in Lymington were attacked by a cow.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the women managed to escape after one of them removed the sweater from around her waist and used it to fight off the animal.

Miss Caine, a nurse at Oakhaven Hospice, Lymington, said she and her daughter were attacked after taking a bag of bread to feed the ducks.

She added: “We hadn’t even got to the water’s edge when two donkeys came over and started being a bit of nuisance. Then three others appeared and made a circle around us.

“I tried to shoo the donkeys away, but they kept getting close – nudging me and almost physically moving me away from my vehicle.”

Miss Caine said she was suddenly bitten on the back and knocked to the ground.

She added: “Isabelle was getting hysterical, crying and screaming. I got up and called for help. I wasn’t expecting anyone to put themselves at risk but they could have distracted the donkeys or tried to shoo them away.

“I was really angry that no-one did anything.

“Eventually someone got out of their car and told me to throw my bag of bread in her direction, which I did.

“The donkeys dispersed and I made a run for it but they ran after me. I was terrified.”

Miss Caine, who managed to reach the safety of her car, added: “Isabelle kept saying ‘we’re not going there again, are we mummy?’ “I tried to tell her that the donkeys didn’t have anything against us – they were just after the food we’d taken for the ducks.”

The Verderers, the organisation in charge of Forest stock, said people feeding ponies and donkeys could result in them becoming aggressive and “demanding” food.

But spokesman Sue Westwood said: “I can’t recall any previous incident involving someone in that sort of situation being knocked over by a pony or a donkey.

“The woman involved was very unlucky.”

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7:10am Sat 31 May 14

redsnapper says...

Donkeys.....aka. ...Ralph Kreuger, Les Reed and the rest of the Soiuthampton board.
Donkeys.....aka. ...Ralph Kreuger, Les Reed and the rest of the Soiuthampton board. redsnapper
  • Score: -14

8:11am Sat 31 May 14

Block 42 says...

such a "british news story"...what's,next ..man gets raped by a yak on steroids?
such a "british news story"...what's,next ..man gets raped by a yak on steroids? Block 42
  • Score: -21

8:33am Sat 31 May 14

richard57 says...

oh dear.as george orwell said four legs good two legs bad.
oh dear.as george orwell said four legs good two legs bad. richard57
  • Score: 6

8:39am Sat 31 May 14

Linesman says...

Block 42 wrote:
such a "british news story"...what's,next ..man gets raped by a yak on steroids?
That's a load of bull!
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: such a "british news story"...what's,next ..man gets raped by a yak on steroids?[/p][/quote]That's a load of bull! Linesman
  • Score: -4

8:54am Sat 31 May 14

bigfella777 says...

That's because idiots feed them despite the signs saying not to
That's because idiots feed them despite the signs saying not to bigfella777
  • Score: 49

9:25am Sat 31 May 14

Dai Rear says...

58 years ago I was bitten by a pygmy donkey at Woburn and it wouldn't let go of my hand. Eventually Mrs Andrews got it to let go by squeezing its nose so it couldn't breathe.
58 years ago I was bitten by a pygmy donkey at Woburn and it wouldn't let go of my hand. Eventually Mrs Andrews got it to let go by squeezing its nose so it couldn't breathe. Dai Rear
  • Score: 5

9:45am Sat 31 May 14

mickey01 says...

maybe they were after her ****
maybe they were after her **** mickey01
  • Score: -7

10:14am Sat 31 May 14

Dai Rear says...

The picture is actually of a weredonkey. Beware weredonkeys , but ordinary ones are good-natured enough- so long as you don't try to stop them smoking.
The picture is actually of a weredonkey. Beware weredonkeys , but ordinary ones are good-natured enough- so long as you don't try to stop them smoking. Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

10:41am Sat 31 May 14

dango says...

lol, they're wild animals, albeit a little humanised and braver but still, wild animals. A person from New Milton (in the New Forest) should know better.
lol, they're wild animals, albeit a little humanised and braver but still, wild animals. A person from New Milton (in the New Forest) should know better. dango
  • Score: 26

10:42am Sat 31 May 14

Mary80 says...

This is why people shouldn't feed wild animals in beauty spots because they keep coming to humans expecting food and get aggressive. Its not rocket science to avoid feeding them to stop attacks like this
This is why people shouldn't feed wild animals in beauty spots because they keep coming to humans expecting food and get aggressive. Its not rocket science to avoid feeding them to stop attacks like this Mary80
  • Score: 28

11:10am Sat 31 May 14

Frank28 says...

Ponies and donkeys that roam the New Forest are wild animals. Be mindful of that. You would wouldn't willingly walk into the Lion's Den at the circus with your child.
Ponies and donkeys that roam the New Forest are wild animals. Be mindful of that. You would wouldn't willingly walk into the Lion's Den at the circus with your child. Frank28
  • Score: 14

11:24am Sat 31 May 14

sparkster says...

the donkey may have thought seeing the bread that it was going to be fed and turned aggressive
the donkey may have thought seeing the bread that it was going to be fed and turned aggressive sparkster
  • Score: 11

11:28am Sat 31 May 14

AndyP says...

Bread isn't much good for ducks so it was probably for the best that the donkeys intervened.
Bread isn't much good for ducks so it was probably for the best that the donkeys intervened. AndyP
  • Score: 24

11:33am Sat 31 May 14

userds5050 says...

Ban 'em.
Ban 'em. userds5050
  • Score: -3

11:38am Sat 31 May 14

Amberrud says...

This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious. Amberrud
  • Score: 0

11:53am Sat 31 May 14

dango says...

Amberrud wrote:
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.
cool story, bro :)
[quote][p][bold]Amberrud[/bold] wrote: This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.[/p][/quote]cool story, bro :) dango
  • Score: -3

12:10pm Sat 31 May 14

Torchie1 says...

Amberrud wrote:
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.
The donkeys that make their way to the car park at Hatchet Pond are nearly all owned by a Commoner living in Furzey Lane on the opposite side of the B3056, and they make a bee line for the regular source of food that the facility provides. Blame it on your fellow man who wants to go back home with a nice souvenir picture of their day out showing the children feeding the animals or they don't want to take the extra sandwiches back with them. The donkeys can't tell the difference so it's up to you to use your intelligence and not give them any hint of encouragement and avoid getting bags of food out when the animals are near you.
[quote][p][bold]Amberrud[/bold] wrote: This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.[/p][/quote]The donkeys that make their way to the car park at Hatchet Pond are nearly all owned by a Commoner living in Furzey Lane on the opposite side of the B3056, and they make a bee line for the regular source of food that the facility provides. Blame it on your fellow man who wants to go back home with a nice souvenir picture of their day out showing the children feeding the animals or they don't want to take the extra sandwiches back with them. The donkeys can't tell the difference so it's up to you to use your intelligence and not give them any hint of encouragement and avoid getting bags of food out when the animals are near you. Torchie1
  • Score: 27

12:18pm Sat 31 May 14

soobear says...

We were at Janesmoor pond on bank holiday weekend. There were lots of tourists there and they were terrorizing the donkeys, chasing them and making them run into the road braying. A small child was trying to feed one with a handful of hideous pink goo which might have been sweets or bubblegum.

People are not supposed to feed the animals for the reasons of the above story, Especially if they are going to feed them human food with all its additives & colourings they can expect the animals to turn aggressive. The forest is the home of these animals and visitors need to respect that.
We were at Janesmoor pond on bank holiday weekend. There were lots of tourists there and they were terrorizing the donkeys, chasing them and making them run into the road braying. A small child was trying to feed one with a handful of hideous pink goo which might have been sweets or bubblegum. People are not supposed to feed the animals for the reasons of the above story, Especially if they are going to feed them human food with all its additives & colourings they can expect the animals to turn aggressive. The forest is the home of these animals and visitors need to respect that. soobear
  • Score: 32

12:29pm Sat 31 May 14

solomum says...

This happens regularly in the forest. I was bitten several years ago by a donkey that stole my sons biscuit and objected to me taking it back. Have also been enjoying a picnic in the forest and ponies have appeared out of nowhere and completely trampled over us. Lying on the ground underneath a pony, hoping it will just eat our picnic and not step on us is not a pleasant experience. Have now learned that the new forest is not the place to go for a picnic. A terrifying experience, but at the end of the day, we are trespassers on the animals territory so we only have ourselves to blame is they turn on us. Myself and friends learned a big lesson that day.
This happens regularly in the forest. I was bitten several years ago by a donkey that stole my sons biscuit and objected to me taking it back. Have also been enjoying a picnic in the forest and ponies have appeared out of nowhere and completely trampled over us. Lying on the ground underneath a pony, hoping it will just eat our picnic and not step on us is not a pleasant experience. Have now learned that the new forest is not the place to go for a picnic. A terrifying experience, but at the end of the day, we are trespassers on the animals territory so we only have ourselves to blame is they turn on us. Myself and friends learned a big lesson that day. solomum
  • Score: 17

12:47pm Sat 31 May 14

tootle says...

Many years ago we went to a picnic spot in the forest. Spotting there were people feeding the ponies through their car windows I wound mne up only to be surrounded by ponies trying to get their heads in the car. We went elsewhere. It saddens me that people still have not learned that teaching animals to eat human food from the hand in a car park.
Many years ago we went to a picnic spot in the forest. Spotting there were people feeding the ponies through their car windows I wound mne up only to be surrounded by ponies trying to get their heads in the car. We went elsewhere. It saddens me that people still have not learned that teaching animals to eat human food from the hand in a car park. tootle
  • Score: 17

1:23pm Sat 31 May 14

Hedges88 says...

The same thing happened to myself a several months ago. Donkeys start following me, hassle and surround me then started biting me....I was going to feed the ducks around the same area and everyone just stood there watching and not helping.
The same thing happened to myself a several months ago. Donkeys start following me, hassle and surround me then started biting me....I was going to feed the ducks around the same area and everyone just stood there watching and not helping. Hedges88
  • Score: -4

1:45pm Sat 31 May 14

userds5050 says...

Amberrud wrote:
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.
What did you exect the lady to do, punch it to death with her bare hands?
[quote][p][bold]Amberrud[/bold] wrote: This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.[/p][/quote]What did you exect the lady to do, punch it to death with her bare hands? userds5050
  • Score: 11

4:16pm Sat 31 May 14

Gristy says...

This is what urbanization does to the people of England. Divorces one from animal and wild life. I pity you all, so far removed from animals unless of course, you live in the country or you are a farmer. Far too many stuck on your Facebook/twitter and anything else in the so called "Social Media" bracket.
There was a time, not too long ago, when all children had some sort of contact with domesticated animals one way or other. Believe me, even the Donkey's causing the hassle are domesticated. Cows will come towards you when crossing a field, they are curious, they will not hurt you and unless you panic or do something stupid. Horses, Donkeys, Goats will all approach you if they think you have any grub on you. As far as Donkey's and horses are concerned, give them a slap (hard) on their rump. They will then leave you in peace and if that doesn't work, wave your arms and charge towards them, They will turn and run away!
This is what urbanization does to the people of England. Divorces one from animal and wild life. I pity you all, so far removed from animals unless of course, you live in the country or you are a farmer. Far too many stuck on your Facebook/twitter and anything else in the so called "Social Media" bracket. There was a time, not too long ago, when all children had some sort of contact with domesticated animals one way or other. Believe me, even the Donkey's causing the hassle are domesticated. Cows will come towards you when crossing a field, they are curious, they will not hurt you and unless you panic or do something stupid. Horses, Donkeys, Goats will all approach you if they think you have any grub on you. As far as Donkey's and horses are concerned, give them a slap (hard) on their rump. They will then leave you in peace and if that doesn't work, wave your arms and charge towards them, They will turn and run away! Gristy
  • Score: 10

4:23pm Sat 31 May 14

forest hump says...

What do you call a donkey with three legs?
What do you call a donkey with three legs? forest hump
  • Score: -2

4:30pm Sat 31 May 14

Linesman says...

forest hump wrote:
What do you call a donkey with three legs?
I don't know, but I think you an ****.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: What do you call a donkey with three legs?[/p][/quote]I don't know, but I think you an ****. Linesman
  • Score: 1

4:32pm Sat 31 May 14

Linesman says...

Linesman wrote:
forest hump wrote:
What do you call a donkey with three legs?
I don't know, but I think you an ****.
I don't know, but think you are an a s s to ask such a question.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: What do you call a donkey with three legs?[/p][/quote]I don't know, but I think you an ****.[/p][/quote]I don't know, but think you are an a s s to ask such a question. Linesman
  • Score: -2

4:53pm Sat 31 May 14

1batty10 says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Amberrud wrote:
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unluckyAt last someone with some common sense, well done
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amberrud[/bold] wrote: This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unluckyAt last someone with some common sense, well done 1batty10
  • Score: -1

4:59pm Sat 31 May 14

Whataloadofsh*t says...

Was there a point to someone spending time even writing this??? The daily echo has hit new heights in my eyes as to what "news" is!!!
Was there a point to someone spending time even writing this??? The daily echo has hit new heights in my eyes as to what "news" is!!! Whataloadofsh*t
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Sat 31 May 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

forest hump wrote:
What do you call a donkey with three legs?
A wonkey ?
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: What do you call a donkey with three legs?[/p][/quote]A wonkey ? Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: 5

8:50pm Sat 31 May 14

Mary80 says...

Its clear you aren't meant to feed the animals there are signs, ignore them and you potentially get attacked
Its clear you aren't meant to feed the animals there are signs, ignore them and you potentially get attacked Mary80
  • Score: 0

8:59pm Sat 31 May 14

forest hump says...

Linesman wrote:
Linesman wrote:
forest hump wrote:
What do you call a donkey with three legs?
I don't know, but I think you an ****.
I don't know, but think you are an a s s to ask such a question.
Oh well !
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: What do you call a donkey with three legs?[/p][/quote]I don't know, but I think you an ****.[/p][/quote]I don't know, but think you are an a s s to ask such a question.[/p][/quote]Oh well ! forest hump
  • Score: 0

11:36pm Sat 31 May 14

TheMysterycat says...

This is the reason I won't go to Beaulieu without a piece.
This is the reason I won't go to Beaulieu without a piece. TheMysterycat
  • Score: -1

7:51am Sun 1 Jun 14

sue1956 says...

Amberrud wrote:
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.
The other lady was probably scared. I know I would have been. I'm scared of most animals and keep well away.
[quote][p][bold]Amberrud[/bold] wrote: This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.[/p][/quote]The other lady was probably scared. I know I would have been. I'm scared of most animals and keep well away. sue1956
  • Score: 1

8:15am Sun 1 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Whataloadofsh*t wrote:
Was there a point to someone spending time even writing this??? The daily echo has hit new heights in my eyes as to what "news" is!!!
I think it's very funny actually and all the po-faced comments about "wild animals" blah blah are even funnier.
Can we have "Fat lady gets stuck in toilet" please?
[quote][p][bold]Whataloadofsh*t[/bold] wrote: Was there a point to someone spending time even writing this??? The daily echo has hit new heights in my eyes as to what "news" is!!![/p][/quote]I think it's very funny actually and all the po-faced comments about "wild animals" blah blah are even funnier. Can we have "Fat lady gets stuck in toilet" please? Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

9:23am Sun 1 Jun 14

The Wickham Man says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Amberrud wrote:
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.
The donkeys that make their way to the car park at Hatchet Pond are nearly all owned by a Commoner living in Furzey Lane on the opposite side of the B3056, and they make a bee line for the regular source of food that the facility provides. Blame it on your fellow man who wants to go back home with a nice souvenir picture of their day out showing the children feeding the animals or they don't want to take the extra sandwiches back with them. The donkeys can't tell the difference so it's up to you to use your intelligence and not give them any hint of encouragement and avoid getting bags of food out when the animals are near you.
Good response.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amberrud[/bold] wrote: This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.[/p][/quote]The donkeys that make their way to the car park at Hatchet Pond are nearly all owned by a Commoner living in Furzey Lane on the opposite side of the B3056, and they make a bee line for the regular source of food that the facility provides. Blame it on your fellow man who wants to go back home with a nice souvenir picture of their day out showing the children feeding the animals or they don't want to take the extra sandwiches back with them. The donkeys can't tell the difference so it's up to you to use your intelligence and not give them any hint of encouragement and avoid getting bags of food out when the animals are near you.[/p][/quote]Good response. The Wickham Man
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9:24am Sun 1 Jun 14

The Wickham Man says...

TheMysterycat wrote:
This is the reason I won't go to Beaulieu without a piece.
No quite so measured - but funny.
[quote][p][bold]TheMysterycat[/bold] wrote: This is the reason I won't go to Beaulieu without a piece.[/p][/quote]No quite so measured - but funny. The Wickham Man
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10:22am Sun 1 Jun 14

Stubs says...

What a donkey this person is.
What a donkey this person is. Stubs
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10:24am Sun 1 Jun 14

Stubs says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Whataloadofsh*t wrote:
Was there a point to someone spending time even writing this??? The daily echo has hit new heights in my eyes as to what "news" is!!!
I think it's very funny actually and all the po-faced comments about "wild animals" blah blah are even funnier.
Can we have "Fat lady gets stuck in toilet" please?
Fat button girls make that rock - in world go round.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whataloadofsh*t[/bold] wrote: Was there a point to someone spending time even writing this??? The daily echo has hit new heights in my eyes as to what "news" is!!![/p][/quote]I think it's very funny actually and all the po-faced comments about "wild animals" blah blah are even funnier. Can we have "Fat lady gets stuck in toilet" please?[/p][/quote]Fat button girls make that rock - in world go round. Stubs
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8:06pm Sun 1 Jun 14

woozie says...

It happened to me a couple of years ago at Hatchet Pond, I was with my daughter, grandson and granddaughter. We were trying to feed the ducks and the donkeys tried to force is into the pond. My garndchildren were terrified, the little girl kept on saying "Donkey hurt grandma and no donkeys in Grandma's house"

The donkeys have always been a nuisance there, when my son was very young, about 3, I think a donkey stamped on his foot
It happened to me a couple of years ago at Hatchet Pond, I was with my daughter, grandson and granddaughter. We were trying to feed the ducks and the donkeys tried to force is into the pond. My garndchildren were terrified, the little girl kept on saying "Donkey hurt grandma and no donkeys in Grandma's house" The donkeys have always been a nuisance there, when my son was very young, about 3, I think a donkey stamped on his foot woozie
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7:33am Mon 2 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

woozie wrote:
It happened to me a couple of years ago at Hatchet Pond, I was with my daughter, grandson and granddaughter. We were trying to feed the ducks and the donkeys tried to force is into the pond. My garndchildren were terrified, the little girl kept on saying "Donkey hurt grandma and no donkeys in Grandma's house"

The donkeys have always been a nuisance there, when my son was very young, about 3, I think a donkey stamped on his foot
Donkeys in fact are controlling drones in the New Forest area. They are yellow and armed with a 20mm cannon, so beware!
[quote][p][bold]woozie[/bold] wrote: It happened to me a couple of years ago at Hatchet Pond, I was with my daughter, grandson and granddaughter. We were trying to feed the ducks and the donkeys tried to force is into the pond. My garndchildren were terrified, the little girl kept on saying "Donkey hurt grandma and no donkeys in Grandma's house" The donkeys have always been a nuisance there, when my son was very young, about 3, I think a donkey stamped on his foot[/p][/quote]Donkeys in fact are controlling drones in the New Forest area. They are yellow and armed with a 20mm cannon, so beware! Dai Rear
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2:28pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Gristy says...

sue1956 wrote:
Amberrud wrote:
This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.
The other lady was probably scared. I know I would have been. I'm scared of most animals and keep well away.
Sue " I'm scared of most animals and keep well away."

I find this awfully sad. There is no reason whatsoever to be frightened of animals. Usually, the animals are frightened of us.
I could tell you lots of stories about how I have walked with Lions, helped take a rotten tooth out both a tiger and polar bear. I lecture people about not harming snakes etc. If you really wish to know what animals I most respect, which you probably don't, but I ill tell you all the same, they are the Buffalo and the Croc and also, Hippo's can be really mean and aggressive!
[quote][p][bold]sue1956[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amberrud[/bold] wrote: This happened to me and my friend about a month ago. We too were at Hatchets pond and she had her baby in her arms and we had a plastic bag of food (for us) and we were walking back to our cars to go home. Suddenly, about 5 donkeys surrounded us, i tried to keep them away from the bag but they were pushing into us, upsetting the baby and grabbing the bag. I was worried they would choke on it but I had to throw it on the floor to get them away from us as they were strong and aggressive. I remember shouting to a woman who was just watching for help and she just stood there. I asked her what to do as I had never been in this kind of situation. I find it disgusting she didn't even help when my friend had a baby in her arms. Lucky an old man appeared and grabbed the donkeys collars and removed the packaging from their mouths. But if it wasn't for him appearing, no one else was willing to help. I know I would if a baby was in danger. Sue Westwood it does happen, she wasn't just "unlucky" the animals are vicious.[/p][/quote]The other lady was probably scared. I know I would have been. I'm scared of most animals and keep well away.[/p][/quote]Sue " I'm scared of most animals and keep well away." I find this awfully sad. There is no reason whatsoever to be frightened of animals. Usually, the animals are frightened of us. I could tell you lots of stories about how I have walked with Lions, helped take a rotten tooth out both a tiger and polar bear. I lecture people about not harming snakes etc. If you really wish to know what animals I most respect, which you probably don't, but I ill tell you all the same, they are the Buffalo and the Croc and also, Hippo's can be really mean and aggressive! Gristy
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