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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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To: freekitty

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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To: MrEdd

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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To: Olog-hai

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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To: freekitty

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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To: MrEdd

Smarter than horses by far. That is where the mule gets his brains.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 10:13:50 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: slumber1

http://eaglefordshaleblog.com/2012/04/13/atascosa-eagle-ford-shale-heating-up/
Atascosa County is a major player in the recent oil/gas boom going on in S. Texas.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: super7man

These animals can see behind them,why they put binders on horses

and mules.

I got kicked by a Charlois about ten yrs ago and got two screws in

My leg as a result.

Ya gotta be careful getting behind a animal


23 posted on 08/29/2012 10:19:03 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: US Navy Vet

Donkeys hate coyotes, donkeys hate predators in general. A 500# would be a load for those predators that seek an easy meal.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 10:23:35 AM PDT by xone
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To: US Navy Vet

My FIL raised miniature donkeys and they were a handful to deal with, especially the jacks. They can kick sideways, have a really nasty bite and you can NOT sneak up anywhere close to them. They can and do fight with dogs that got into the pasture and it was always the dog being chased by the jack that we had to rescue.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 10:38:29 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: MrEdd

Here in Texas, if you see a field with cows in it, you are very likely to see a donkey in with them for protection.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 10:38:53 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Was the animal named Nadler?


27 posted on 08/29/2012 10:41:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Any critters coming on the property not suppose to be there; the donkey will kick the hell out of them possibly resulting in death. A lot of ranchers over the years have used them to protect their stock. I never want to be on the end of that kind of kick. Not sure if the donkeys can kick sideways like horses can.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Abathar

So some of them can kick sideways like horses. Wasn’t sure.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:39 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: US Navy Vet
Donkeys are ornery, stubborn and fearless.

Controlling the coyote population - BBC wildlife (video 1:46, short video of donkeys and llamas protecting sheep from coyotes)

Donkey kicking camels (video 0:14)

Horse Versus Donkey
(video 5:57 - 350 lb donkey giving 1,250 lb horse pure hell. Neither one gets serious though they're just playing.)

30 posted on 08/29/2012 10:48:48 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Harold Shea

Seems he got his priorities wrong. :)


31 posted on 08/29/2012 10:49:46 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SCalGal

“There is a video floating around of a donkey swinging a mountain lion around by it’s tail.”

Found pictures with the story, amazing! Notices the dogs siting and watching.

http://www.doesntsuck.com/archives/002310.html


32 posted on 08/29/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: slumber1

Horse doesn’t even miss a stide. Dog sees stars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu70T9z7eX4


33 posted on 08/29/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by super7man
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To: MrEdd
Donkeys will go after and kill coyotes, and even mountain lions.

They will also dance a fandango on a rattle-snake's head and turn one into a mudhole.

/johnny

34 posted on 08/29/2012 11:27:11 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: slumber1
This guy was apparently quite a stud. From another article about this:

Bohlke, who was in his 60s, served in the Air Force for 20 years before retiring in 1990. He was a B-52 instructor pilot and squadron commander and served in the Vietnam War. He earned 10 air medals and three Distinguished Flying Crosses.

35 posted on 08/29/2012 11:30:30 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: slumber1

Republican?


36 posted on 08/29/2012 11:33:52 AM PDT by defconw (IT'S ON NOW! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: jagusafr

Lot of folks with horses keep a donkey in their pasture for the same reason.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 11:38:15 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: SCalGal

My friend’s donkey let the goat out of its stall, killed it and threw it in a drainage ditch. They are smart and can be really mean.


38 posted on 08/29/2012 11:41:45 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
That's because donkeys have big castanets.

Arriba!

39 posted on 08/29/2012 11:44:43 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: ├čudda├čudd

“appears to be an accident”

It was premeditated but they’ll never prove it he covered up his tracks and lawyered up.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 11:53:27 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: slumber1

Around here, donkeys are kept to watch livestock. They will absolutely KILL coyote and wildcats. We can’t have one as our dogs are too curious and might try to make friends with it. What a terrible way to die.


41 posted on 08/29/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Harold Shea
Ya gotta be careful getting behind a animal

That's why the Scots invented the kilt--no zipper to give you away. /jk
42 posted on 08/29/2012 12:21:55 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: slumber1

Yikes. RIP.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 12:43:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: secret garden
Was the animal named Nadler?

No, donkeys are intelligent.

44 posted on 08/29/2012 1:09:08 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

It’s fake.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 2:29:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: VanShuyten

May he RIP


46 posted on 08/29/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: US Navy Vet

The same way one just killed the mayor. They’re pretty territorial and don’t tend to run away from trouble they can kick into submission instead.


47 posted on 08/29/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: slumber1

I find it interesting that Mayor Bohlke is described as a “South Texas” mayor. Hollywood Park is an “enclave” of San Antonio on the north side of town by the 281/1604 interchange. Atascosa County is south of San Antonio, home to the Poteet Strawberry Festival. I wonder if the copy writer saw Atascosa County (where the late mayor owned property) and automatically assigned the term “South Texas,” since that descriptor is rarely given to areas north of San Antonio.

Either way, sad news, and not a good way to go.


48 posted on 08/29/2012 3:19:02 PM PDT by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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To: hadaclueonce
Congrats! In before #10 with a "Moose" reference.

moosebiting-

The Kenyan must go.

49 posted on 08/29/2012 3:21:50 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
Found pictures with the story, amazing! Notices the dogs siting and watching.

That's it!

50 posted on 08/29/2012 4:29:07 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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