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Donkey sighting in Seroe Colorado
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yaofeng
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Donkey sighting in Seroe Colorado Reply with quote

As you know the days are very short now. Going out to dinner last night around 6:30 five donkeys were walking on the side of the road in the dark in Seroe Colorado. If this is the same group of donkeys in the area (two or three I don't remember) they have multiplied. In the group there is a baby no more than a few weeks old walking in the midle. Another youngster was walking ahead of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have loved to see a photo of them!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Driving out of the refinery to lunch today, the pack was grazing on the road side in Seroe Cororado. A bunch of tourists were taking pictures of them. I was a little uneasy because I didn't see the baby. But I was driving I thought it may have been hidden behind a bush.

Late afternoon after work I went out to do my 5 miles I saw them again, right in the middle of the two lane road the sporadic car traffic had to make way. Yep. There were only four. The baby was nowhere to be seen. I fear the worst may have happened but I hope I was wrong not knowing the traveling habit of donkeys.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last post of the sighting was Nov. 10, 2010. Coming back to the island three months later this Monday I saw the pack again on the road side in Seroe Colorado yesterday. Only three are left in the pack. Two I presume are the young couple and a colt. I hope the lone, fourth donkey I spotted in Nov., 2010 found greener pasture and left the pack.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yaofeng wrote:
The last post of the sighting was Nov. 10, 2010. Coming back to the island three months later this Monday I saw the pack again on the road side in Seroe Colorado yesterday. Only three are left in the pack. Two I presume are the young couple and a colt. I hope the lone, fourth donkey I spotted in Nov., 2010 found greener pasture and left the pack.


I do, too...perhaps he is now with the donkey sanctuary enjoying regular meals and carrots every day. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw 2 donkeys enjoying their freedom in Arikok last november. No baby though.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost two weeks on the island today I saw the pack for the first time in this trip, grazing in the grass in Seroe Colorado. Only three are left. And the baby has grown. Probably very used to the tourists feeding them snacks they all came by the open window begging.








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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG! They come right up to your car!! Cute!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures!

Goats AND donkeys were there in the area between the "anchor" and the "prison" last September. Our friend got a pictures of the goats, but we did not have a camera on the day that goats and donkeys were observed.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Donkeys Reply with quote

If you enjoy the donkeys you really need to make a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary. It is such a great experience. Last September on our trip there a baby had just been born durning the night, so we were the first visitors to get to see it. Really made it a special trip!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last sightting of the pack roaming in Seroe Colorado was Feb. 26. Since then I made two more trips to Aruba in between. One in March and another in April. Yesterday I saw them again for the first time in two months while doing my 5 miles in the afternoon. They are full grown now. One still has the noose loose on the neck.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were in that area on Monday and saw the 3 window beggars. LOL!! The one with the rope around his neck is still there as well. Friendly little guys.

Saw a ton of goats as we drove along the water toward the windmills. Had to have been at least 5 herds with 50-75 goats per herd. They are loving all of the greenery to eat. Lots of little babies, too.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a reason why Desiree and the volunteers from the donkey sanctuary cannot bring them in?
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The donkey pictures are priceless! We always make a stop and donation at the donkey sanctuary. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am here almost four weeks today is the first time I saw any donkey. The pack of three has apparently broken up and gone separate ways. There is only one left in Seroe Colorado. He was standing next to the coconut stand to the right of the big red anchor.
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