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South Texas mayor dead after apparent attack by donkey
The Dallas Morning News ^ | 08-29-12 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/29/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT by slumber1

HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas — A South Texas mayor has been found dead after apparently being attacked by a 500-pound donkey on his ranch.

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the death of Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke appears to be an accident. Bohlke was 65.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: death; donkey; mayor; texas
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 9:50:59 AM PDT by slumber1
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To: slumber1

Mayor was a Republican?


2 posted on 08/29/2012 9:51:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
attacked by a 500-pound donkey

[insert Roseanne Barr joke here]


3 posted on 08/29/2012 9:52:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: slumber1

Those donkeys are great for keeping livestock safe.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 9:53:02 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: slumber1

Killed by a donkey? The mayor must have been a republican.

May he rest in peace.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 9:53:43 AM PDT by mardi59 (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: slumber1

Accident my Ass !
It was manslaughter at best...


6 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:12 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What’s the next headline, “Democratic mayor killed by 8,000-lb elephant” . . . ?


7 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: freekitty

Donkeys are a lot smarter than people generally give them credit.

Donkeys are a lot smarter than people generally.......


8 posted on 08/29/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: slumber1

a donkey can kick any moose ass.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 9:57:30 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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Ok I don’t get it, how exactly does a Donkey keep livestock safe, please explain.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 9:59:38 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Donkeys will go after and kill coyotes, and even mountain lions.

They are tougher than they look.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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how??


12 posted on 08/29/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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Nah! The best we can hope for is “8000 Pound Elephant Takes A Dump On Wasserman-Schultz”.


13 posted on 08/29/2012 10:02:28 AM PDT by mardi59 (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I was determined not to be the first one to make that joke. But a rampacious burro is no joke. My best to his family.
14 posted on 08/29/2012 10:03:18 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: US Navy Vet
how??

Hooves and teeth and sheer determination. There is a video floating around of a donkey swinging a mountain lion around by it's tail.

15 posted on 08/29/2012 10:04:00 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: slumber1

May-December romance gone bad?


16 posted on 08/29/2012 10:04:11 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: MrEdd

And it is amazing how quickly, hard and accurately they can kick. I learned a long time ago to walk out of range when passing behind a donkey (or horse).


17 posted on 08/29/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by super7man
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The first donkey I bought tried his best to kill a group of steers,the only

Way they kept away from him was to get to the middle of a pond and

stay there

I have had good luck with later donkeys


18 posted on 08/29/2012 10:05:37 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: US Navy Vet

Teeth and hooves will easily kill anything 200 lbs or less that walks the earth.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 10:06:53 AM PDT by wrench
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To: US Navy Vet

“There is no love lost between the Equidae and Canidae families. Donkeys, especially jennies, are very protective of animals they graze with and will run at, chase,stomp, kick and even kill any canine they encounter. They are also used to guard cattle from jaguars in Belize.”

From http://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/guard-donkeys-ranchers-turn-to-crabby-equines-to-watch-over-livestock/


20 posted on 08/29/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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