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Thu Jun 20, 2024, 05:01 PM Jun 20

Donkey that disappeared 5 years ago spotted with elk herd 'living his best life' [View all]

...in Northern California’s Cache Creek Wilderness where Diesel disappeared according to CBS News. The family had been on a hike with Diesel when something spooked the donkey, and he ran away. The couple searched for weeks – even using drone equipment to find him, but never had any luck...

...video which showed the donkey standing around a herd of elk looking very comfortable and definitely a part of the herd. For a moment the entire herd, including the donkey, stare at the camera and then trot away...

...As for future plans, we haven’t received any news to the contrary, but ['owner'] did state Diesel is happy, seems healthy, and “he’s living his best life” ...


Back-in-the-day donkeys were used as guard animals on farms and ranches, so herding with these elk is not much of a stretch in donkey behaviour.
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I salute this donkey NBachers Jun 20 #1
If Trump wins in November SCantiGOP Jun 21 #30
Lucky! 2naSalit Jun 20 #2
That is a few miles... orwell Jun 20 #3
It's a few miles from me too! n/t calikid Jun 20 #10
This is DU and we want you to go take photos and post blm Jun 20 #11
Me too... I'm VERY familiar with that area. So, he's STILL with what looks like his Roosevelt Elk tribe Family. The_REAL_Ecumenist Jun 21 #23
so cute! LymphocyteLover Jun 20 #4
That's amazing. He looks right at home and reads the cues from his herd. 58Sunliner Jun 20 #5
Guard Donkey ! Good job Donkey ! dweller Jun 20 #6
"I'm a steed! She called me a steed!" Girard442 Jun 20 #15
My sister in Idaho has seen this too. Big Blue Marble Jun 20 #7
Isn't that interesting!! ailsagirl Jun 20 #18
They still do Katcat Jun 20 #8
Conscious-being hanging out without concern for otherness sanatanadharma Jun 20 #9
None of us can see ourselves really mahina Jun 21 #29
Imagine that. A democrat finding a natural home among the Elk. It is indeed a big tent. Ford_Prefect Jun 20 #12
Dem working to influence the "officially non political" Protective and Benevolent Order of Elks. Marcuse Jun 20 #21
Well, I can see its about time for someone to step up and lead them to better pastures. Ford_Prefect Jun 20 #22
He's with the cool kids. Beartracks Jun 20 #13
Donkeys are pretty darn cool themselves ailsagirl Jun 20 #17
The elk are lucky to have him as a protector. applegrove Jun 20 #14
Thank you for posting!! ailsagirl Jun 20 #16
Livin' his best life! swimboy Jun 20 #19
Sometimes the best you can do for furry friends is walk away Warpy Jun 20 #20
Three of my cats KT2000 Jun 21 #27
Wow! Had no idea this would resonate with so many as much as it did with me :) SorellaLaBefana Jun 21 #24
Elk like a little ass. twodogsbarking Jun 21 #25
Hey sometimes you just gotta be an ass! Blue Owl Jun 21 #26
far closer to "rewilding" than mustangs. cab67 Jun 21 #28
They probably accepted him as a distant cousin with funny ears and too long a tail! PortTack Jun 21 #31
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