Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Zonkey Punch Toboggan" has a much nicer ring to it, don't you think?

Once again, ABC news making sure that the Tampa Bay community us up to date on the lastest and most important information. Yes, this was under our "Top Stories" rotation on our site this morning...right between "Man Shot on I-4" and the local weather. DPT readers, I bring you - The Zonkey:


'Zonkey' attacks Bay area man
Reported by: Don Germaise
Email: dgermaise@abcactionnews.com
Last Update: 8:37 am

BROOKSVILLE, FL -- What do you get when you cross a zebra with a donkey? James Oleson says you'll get knocked to the ground and bitten.

Hernando County Sheriff's deputies say Oleson was attacked by the half-zebra, half-donkey at Boyett Groves in Brooksville Monday.

According to a police report, deputies, "made contact with James Oleson, who is an employee at Boyett’s Grove. James stated that it was him and his mother who were yelling. James stated that they were yelling because he was being bitten by their donkey.

James stated that their donkey is a mix between a zebra and a donkey. James advised that he was painting the perimeter fence near the donkey’s enclosure when the donkey put its head underneath the fence and began to bite his feet. James stated that the donkey knocked him over and kept biting his lower legs.

James advised with his mothers help he was able to get away from the donkey. James had numerous bite marks on his lower legs."

Boyett Groves is a citrus grove that has a small exotic animal farm to attract tourists.



http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Zonkey-attacks-Bay-area-man/tuCKhjs23UyozZ4JF4TDbA.cspx

16 comments:

Griff said...

lol...I work up that way in bville...I'm in my office right now actually...and trust me, animals aren't the only things mix-breeding up here.








--FML

Leone said...

When donkeys breed with horses, their offspring (mule) is infertile.

I'm not sure if this holds true for zebras but I just wanted to share that fact.

I have no idea why I know that and will undoubtably have no other reason in my life to share that tidbit of trivia with this large of an audience.

You're welcome.

Irish said...

You are correct.

When its a female horse breeding with a male donkey the offspring is a Mule which has no gender.

When a male horse breeds with a female donkey it is Jennet, again with no gender.

They are generally very angry creatures but great for pulling loads of hay or turf.

My dad had some when he was younger for that very reason on the farm. They may bite so dont get too close. I have not made any comment on the second animals name and will not as it is not nice but I know you are all laughing no the inside.

Florian said...

So, could a Zonkey beat up a Liger or would the Liger win?

Chandler said...

pretty much everything beats a Liger except a Beer Nut.

bull said...

When a male horse breeds with a female donkey it is Jennet, again with no gender.

I lol'd

barflett said...

Chandler - uncalled for.

And you're all wrong. Horse + Donkey = Honkey. Duh.

Charlie

RÜBS said...

- "very angry creatures"

- "They may bite so dont get too close."

irish, you made my day!

Nate Dawg said...

LMAO!!! Zonkeys...new kickball team name...

Nate Dawg said...

Chandler...messed up, My Beer Nuts will be coming after you tonight...huh? lol

Chandler said...

Let me know if you want to wear the Liger shirt again.

Nate Dawg said...

Did you wash it? If so no I do not

Chandler said...

I have not washed it yet

Nate Dawg said...

LOL nice...still crumpled up in the back of your car too? Prob smells great...

E-FLO said...

Chan used it as his wipe up rag...Uhhhh, so I heard....

SarahB said...

LOL i just read this...funny stuff