Near our park is a farm that grazes cows, and among the cows are a few donkeys. I wondered about this, because I don't usually see them together. Eileen told me the donkeys are used as guard animals. Apparently if you raise a donkey with other animals, the donkeys will consider them as part of their herd. And apparently, donkeys do not take it well when a critter tries to attack or bother one of their herd. These donkeys are expected to fight off dogs, coyotes, and perhaps even bears. Good donkey!