There’s a Donkey in the Middle of I-90

 

Yesterday afternoon, a Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy had to round up an unusual suspect.

Dusty the donkey somehow managed to escape the trailer he was riding in (or the trailer was not properly secured). He was found on a stretch of I-90 just northeast of O’Hare airport, near Arlington Heights, IL. He was reunited with his owner, who had just gotten him to be part of a petting zoo.

I would say this Deputy certainly risked her life to save this little creature. Something nice, for a change.

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There are 18 comments.

  1. Thatcher

    9th,

    I don’t know exactly why but that is the funniest video I’ve seen in a long time.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • April 19, 2019, at 2:50 PM PDT
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    9thDistrictNeighbor Post author

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    9th,

    I don’t know exactly why but that is the funniest video I’ve seen in a long time.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I just love hearing her say “I gotta GO!”

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    • April 19, 2019, at 2:59 PM PDT
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  3. Thatcher

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    9th,

    I don’t know exactly why but that is the funniest video I’ve seen in a long time.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I just love hearing her say “I gotta GO!”

    9th,

    Here donkey here donkey come here! The donkey terrified out of its ever-loving mind seems to be happy to obey. She’s got a friend for life.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • April 19, 2019, at 3:02 PM PDT
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  4. Coolidge

    This is a great metaphor for the Dems who are suicidal after the collusion bubble burst.

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    • April 19, 2019, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  5. Contributor

    DonG (View Comment):

    This is a great metaphor for the Dems who are suicidal after the collusion bubble burst.

    Hey now, that is not nice at all. This donkey is a pleasant mannered beasty, well-behaved. 

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    • April 19, 2019, at 5:03 PM PDT
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  6. Member

    Either he hated the petting zoo (all that petting) and was trying to get back home, or he was trying to get to O’Hare to book a flight back to Bethlehem……

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    • April 19, 2019, at 5:15 PM PDT
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    DonG (View Comment):

    This is a great metaphor for the Dems who are suicidal after the collusion bubble burst.

    That’s right! The Donkey is the symbol of the Dems – maybe lacking common sense like don’t walk onto a busy interstate?

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    • April 19, 2019, at 5:15 PM PDT
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  8. Member

    There are a bunch of Donkeys in Chicago including my ex-wife.

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    • April 19, 2019, at 5:35 PM PDT
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  9. Member

    There is a difference between a donkey and a herd of dumb asses. This deputy, God bless her would have had a far more difficult job in DC.

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    • April 19, 2019, at 7:28 PM PDT
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  10. Member

    It’s a metaphor. The bewildered donkey is the mainline Democratic party. The cars and trucks zooming past are the socialists.

    But who is the hero that saves the day?

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    • April 20, 2019, at 5:00 AM PDT
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    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    It’s a metaphor. The bewildered donkey is the mainline Democratic party. The cars and trucks zooming past are the socialists.

    But who is the hero that saves the day?

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    • April 20, 2019, at 6:14 PM PDT
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  12. Member

    My first thought was of the dispatcher listening to the radio chatter, and among the routine reports from the deputies in the field suddenly comes “There’s a donkey in the middle of I-90.” I’m imagining the dispatcher going through several potential thoughts, “Did I hear that correctly?” “Should I ask the deputy to repeat what I think I heard?” “Did we cover errant donkeys on the expressway in my training exercises?”

     

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    • April 21, 2019, at 4:48 AM PDT
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    James Gawron (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    9th,

    I don’t know exactly why but that is the funniest video I’ve seen in a long time.

    Regards,

    Jim

    I just love hearing her say “I gotta GO!”

    9th,

    Here donkey here donkey come here! The donkey terrified out of its ever-loving mind seems to be happy to obey. She’s got a friend for life.

    Regards,

    Jim

    It did seem to be an unusually compliant donkey. But, it was on its way to be part of a petting zoo, and I assume only the most compliant donkeys are chosen for that work. 

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    • April 21, 2019, at 4:52 AM PDT
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  14. Thatcher

    On one of those rare occasions when my wife had to drive to work, she saw a pig running down the center line on I-20. Heck, I was driving to work one morning, came around a curve, then slammed on the brakes because a longhorn was standing in the middle of the road.

    Animals happen . . .

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    • April 21, 2019, at 6:00 AM PDT
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  15. Thatcher

    That is a really terrific video!! In the middle of I-90 in Chicago is definitely not the place I’d expect to see a large animal!

    Stad (View Comment):
    Heck, I was driving to work one morning, came around a curve, then slammed on the brakes because a longhorn was standing in the middle of the road.

    I would definitely be slamming on my brakes for that beast, too! When you drive in Yellowstone Park, the bison always expect (and ALWAYS get) the right of way, too.

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    • April 21, 2019, at 4:45 PM PDT
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    Stad (View Comment):

    On one of those rare occasions when my wife had to drive to work, she saw a pig running down the center line on I-20. Heck, I was driving to work one morning, came around a curve, then slammed on the brakes because a longhorn was standing in the middle of the road.

    Animals happen . . .

    Well yes. In west Texas or rural North Carolina, or maybe far upstate New York. But this video is from CHICAGO. 

    About 2 years ago there was a chase of a cow in the north-central Texas town in which I now live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ6jTN79LbE

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    • April 21, 2019, at 6:31 PM PDT
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    On one of those rare occasions when my wife had to drive to work, she saw a pig running down the center line on I-20. Heck, I was driving to work one morning, came around a curve, then slammed on the brakes because a longhorn was standing in the middle of the road.

    Animals happen . . .

    Well yes. In west Texas or rural North Carolina, or maybe far upstate New York. But this video is from CHICAGO.

    About 2 years ago there was a chase of a cow in the north-central Texas town in which I now live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ6jTN79LbE

    And just Easter Sunday morning we had a neighborhood report of a young white steer ambling down the street outside our housing development. We didn’t see it as we headed to church, so maybe its owner got it rounded up. There are a number of small ranches surrounding our housing development.

    The town is very cattle and horse focused (the town proclaims itself “The Cutting Horse Capital of the World”), so it is not unusual to drive Main Street through the middle of town following a trailer carrying livestock.

    So, loose livestock is not unexpected here.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 8:40 AM PDT
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  18. Thatcher

    Cow Girl (View Comment):

    That is a really terrific video!! In the middle of I-90 in Chicago is definitely not the place I’d expect to see a large animal!

    Stad (View Comment):
    Heck, I was driving to work one morning, came around a curve, then slammed on the brakes because a longhorn was standing in the middle of the road.

    I would definitely be slamming on my brakes for that beast, too! When you drive in Yellowstone Park, the bison always expect (and ALWAYS get) the right of way, too.

    Cow Girl,

    The bison might come out of the collision better off than the car. However, the little donkey was definitely in big trouble with the big rigs rolling down the interstate. Our heroine trooper came through in the nick of time.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • April 23, 2019, at 9:01 AM PDT
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