Sunday, 10 June 2012

A Donkey Foal on a Village Green

 

Yesterday, as we drove home through the lanes and villages in the north of the New Forest, we came upon a family of donkeys on the village green at North Gorley. This donkey foal was the youngest we had seen this summer. A few days old at the most. Its mother seemed tired and rather grumpy. Not uncommon in new mums of any species! When she lay down to rest, the foal constantly nibbled, nudged and bothered her. At last, just when we had put the camera away, she gave in and stood up, eventually giving her baby a good drink of milk although her expression didn`t seem very much happier......














12 comments:

ChrisJ said...

Oh! Can I take him home please? I hope his Mum perks up!

Toffeeapple said...

The last two shots are heartbreaking! I'm glad she allowed the foal to feed eventually.

chinecats said...

So sweet! They make me panic when they walk onto the roads, though!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Exquisite. I don't think Mum is unhappy - I think donkeys always look like this.

Rowan said...

What lovely photos - maybe mum's name is Mrs Eeyore:)

Em Parkinson said...

What lovely pictures. I'd like to pick up that foal and pop it in my pocket!

Isabelle said...

That is seriously cute!

Morning's Minion said...

The donkey mom surely does look cross, but maybe her face is just made that way. Or maybe she's too old for another baby?
An interesting sequence of photos.

Aunt Jane's Attic said...

Great pictures of the donkeys, perhaps mum had had enough, like all mums! Julie xxx

Bovey Belle said...

If it was at all damp, donkeys hate the rain - she does look a proper old misery guts! SUCH a cute foal though, and that last photo of him/her scratching is a great one!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely photos! Such a sweet little foal!

Cottage Tails said...

OOOH heart melting moment!!
thanks for stopping by blog - nice to meet you. I will be back!
Love Leanne NZ