Donkey Tied to a Railroad Track Gets Saved Just in Time

Donkey Tied to a Railroad Track Gets Saved Just in Time

Donkey Tied to a Railroad Track 

 Gets Saved in the Nick of Time

I found an article today about a donkey tied to a railroad track in Nigde, Turkey last November.  What a bizarre story.  Apparently someone thought it would be fun to tie the donkey to the train track and wait for the train to come!  Of course, they had to know that it would be killed.  Who would do such a thing?  I don’t understand.

Anyway, the title of that article was, “Someone’s an ass.  Luckily, someone else was an animal lover.”  Guess who that animal lover was?  It was the engineer driving the oncoming freight train.

Donkey Tied to a Railroad Track Gets Saved Just in Time
(Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Lucky for the ass (the animal, not the heartless person), the engineer saw the donkey tied to a railroad track up ahead and had barely enough time to stop the train to avoid hitting it.  How close was it?  The engineer said, “About 29 feet.”  Phew!  That really was too close.

Veli Şener, the train operator, is the man pictured here untying the lucky donkey.  The story doesn’t say what happened afterward.  Did the donkey make a mad dash out of there?  Did he get taken somewhere safe?  I wish I knew.  I would have wanted to adopted him.  But that’s just me.

You have to wonder if the bad guy(s) were somewhere nearby, waiting for the “fun” to begin.  How terrifying for the poor donkey.  Although it probably didn’t know exactly what would happen, it did know, I’m sure, that there was a huge thing barreling down the track toward it, and most likely wanted to get the heck out of there.  It had to be afraid.

The operator of the train was quoted by Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News as saying,

 “What kind of pleasure would the people who did this find in giving this animal such a death? Don’t they have a conscience? Damn them.”

I second that.

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Donkey Tied to a Railroad Track Gets Saved Just in Time

Story Source:  The Daily Wild: Nature’s Most Incredible Creatures

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ON ANOTHER NOTE:  What is it about donkeys in Turkey?  I wrote another piece a while back that you might want to check out.  It’s also about Donkeys in Turkey.  Go figure, huh?  It’s called, Frozen Donkeys in Turkey?  Worry Not, They Are Thawed Out Now

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MY QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY: Are there any animals you know of that you would like to see featured here on my blog? Is there any creature that you would like to learn more about? Or, do you have a story you would like to submit about a pet you have? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below, or please email me directly at jeanne@animalbliss.com

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9 thoughts on “Donkey Tied to a Railroad Track Gets Saved Just in Time

    • It’s difficult to imagine that someone would do that for fun. I just don’t understand that kind of mentality. If karma is real, they’ll someday be paying for this mischief. Thanks for your comment, Salma. See you!

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