When the sign says "BEWARE, DONKEY BITES" you should listen! When we were in Hawaii several years ago, I wanted to visit a coffee plantation or mill. So as we drove around the big Island we came to the "Bad Ass Coffee Mill" and stopped to visit and buy some coffee. The "mascot" was in a pen and one side had a low wire fence, as you can see. The sign saying that the donkey bites was rather small, and he looked so gentle and cute I got a little closer to take the picture. Right after I got this shot, I felt pain and that darn donkey took a big bite right on my boob! There were several people witnessing this, and unfortunately were so surprise as I yelled "Ouch, he bit me" no one got a picture, and I think I dropped my camera.
When we got back to the motel room, I decided since we didn't get a picture of this memorable moment, I would make a quick sketch and watercolor. I did get a rather ugly bruise, but nothing worse. I must say, though I'm not too thrilled with the name of the mill, the coffee is delicious, and can actually be ordered on line.
I know I learned my lesson, and if a sign says "Beware" I take it seriously!