There are times when I really wish I had a camcorder. This afternoon has been one of them.
A rampant male donkey has been terrorising the village. It would seem that there is a female donkey here on heat and this highly-sexed male donkey (use your imagination) has been charging about, chased by a gaggle of village women...shouting and throwing stones. No-one seems to know who he belongs to. He was obviously tethered but the strength of his desire has enabled him to break free.
Beki was barking at him as he passed our house. He stopped...hee-hawed at her...and gave our gate a good kicking. Beki retreated into the house... quickly followed by me and we are continuing to watch the spectacle from the window.
It's been going on for about two hours now. Mr Donkey is going round in circles...he passes our house every 10 minutes or so, and the numbers of women chasing him are increasing.
I don't really know what they are trying to do. It would seem a little pointless to me to keep chasing him round in circles. Surely it would be better to try and catch him? Try to calm him down?
Or maybe this is what passes for entertainment here and the women are simply having fun!