Guard dogs, peacocks, geese...these are nothing new to me, but this next one is! I never heard of it before I found it over at Listverse!
When you have a property to protect from intruders, a Rottweiler, Cane Corso or Doberman Pinscher looking like an outtake from a Jack Lemmon film might seem to fit the bill. However, you always have the option of taking the alternative approach and recruiting a guard donkey instead of a guard dog. Guard donkeys can be trained to direct their herd-defending instincts against threats to the property with surprisingly effective results and are becoming recognized as a viable option to property protection and livestock security.
These “kick-ass” domestic defenders will fearlessly charge human and animal intruders before confronting them with carnivore-like snarls, bared incisor teeth and ready hooves. Stomping attacks will prevent future run-ins with livestock predators.
Call me crazy, but I think this is a great idea! If I lived in a place where I could own one, I would! Trouble is, in my neighborhood my donkey would end up on someone's table or grill!
Coffee out on the patio this morning. I'll set out a plate of cookies...all kinds!