Donkey shot in head, killed in pasture near Micanopy

Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 4:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 4:21 p.m.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of a donkey last week.

The donkey was shot through the head sometime after Thursday afternoon while in a pasture at Bellefield South Farm near Micanopy.

A farm worker found the donkey dead over the weekend, about 50 yards from the roadway. Sheriff's investigators searched the area and recovered a .270 shell casing near the farm's fence line and noted there were tire marks on the grass shoulder nearby, according to reports.

The donkey was valued at $600.

No other animals on the farm, which breeds exotic animals, were injured.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the the Sheriff's Office at 732-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP.

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