06 April 2015

Texas longhorns and their donkeys

Something we have noticed since moving to central Texas is that wherever there are longhorns, donkeys can usually be found. Eventually I learned that donkeys will fiercely fight off attacking coyotes. In fact, coyotes will avoid herds if there's a donkey.


  1. Didn't know that about donkeys and coyotes. I wonder if the longhorns are more timid than regular domestic cattle to warrant the bodyguard? Neat sketch, too.

  2. Longhorns are not at all timid. Between Spain's presence in the land and later settlers, they survived quite well in the wild, traveling long distances and always able to find water. Donkeys just make it easier on the ranchers.


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