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Old 25.06.2014, 15:10
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get your donkey fix here

ok, i may seem like a bit of a donkey spotter..

since i've been living in canton zurich, I've seen about 5 donkeys and every time its been a delightful surprise

here near oerlikon/seebach can be found a cute dark brown donkey, he hangs out with the horses on this farm, you can't really pet him or feed him because its private but he's still close enough to blow a kiss to.. 47.427920, 8.509773. its also a nice walk from the seebach public pool along the chatzenbach.

There are also two more grey donkeys in this same area oerlikon/seebach, i can't be exact but they are near one of the overpasses on this main road and i think they are also private and too far away to pet, but its like seeing an elephant (if you haven't seen one in a while). 47.427920, 8.509773

since moving further south, and going on a cycling ride today, i just saw two, yes two donkeys here in-between Cham and Zug, 47.181118, 8.49528. its a spielplatz and i think they can be petted and probably slipped a raisin or two too.

any other donkeys spotted out there in switzerland?
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Old 25.06.2014, 15:15
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Re: get your donkey fix here

Not far from me, there's a farm which has several in a smallish field. As I'm always driving past, I haven't counted but would estimate about 10.

Llamas, alpacas, buffalo and ostriches can also be seen, within about a 20km radius.
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Old 25.06.2014, 15:18
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any other donkeys spotted out there in switzerland?
They can generally be found in the supermarket.

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Old 25.06.2014, 15:20
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Re: get your donkey fix here

This one belongs in that thread about "First thing that comes to your mind when you read a thread title..."

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Not far from me, there's a farm which has several in a smallish field. As I'm always driving past, I haven't counted but would estimate about 10.

Llamas, alpacas, buffalo and ostriches can also be seen, within about a 20km radius.
what a tease,
gps coordinates for those looking for some donkey candy?
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Old 25.06.2014, 18:14
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They can generally be found in the supermarket.

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we know you go to the supermarket
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Old 25.06.2014, 18:17
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Re: get your donkey fix here

Donkey cheese, anyone? At £1,000 a kilo it's the most expensive in the world.

You've got to be Djoking! Tennis star Novak Djokovic buys up world's supply of donkey cheese at £400 a pound for new restaurant chain

Don’t Worry: Donkey Cheese Is Still Available

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Re: get your donkey fix here

Lol, just yesterday I was riding my bike home, got a little lost, and then fell down scared by a donkey - really was not expecting so see one just standing there in someone's garden!
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Old 26.06.2014, 07:55
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Lol, just yesterday I was riding my bike home, got a little lost, and then fell down scared by a donkey - really was not expecting so see one just standing there in someone's garden!
ooh, gps coordinates might prevent more accidents

if you go to google maps, right click (or equivalent) on the spot, and you get some options,

Directions from here
Directions to here
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if you click on whats here you get gps coordinates.
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Old 26.06.2014, 07:57
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Re: get your donkey fix here

just an aside, question for Tom, is cannibalism illegal in ch?
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ooh, gps coordinates might prevent more accidents

if you go to google maps, right click (or equivalent) on the spot, and you get some options,

Directions from here
Directions to here
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if you click on whats here you get gps coordinates.
I don't mean to hide my donkey from you but I was really lost so I'm not sure I can find it again. If I get lost there again I'll be on a lookout!
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Re: get your donkey fix here

I while ago, I saw a group of peole making a walk with two donkeys.
Letting the children ride on it etc.
Looked actually very nice.
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Re: get your donkey fix here

Donkeys! My favourite animals! When my mother went to hospital to give birth to my sister, I honestly thought she had gone to get me a donkey. I was only 6, however. I tell my sister I still got an ass, though.

There are 2 elderly donkeys living in a woodcutter's barn near me here in Zumikon, they will sometimes come to the stable door to be petted. My son has taken great pleasure in telling me I am easily too old now to own a donkey, not enough lifespan left. Or a parrot. Sigh.

However, I have eaten donkey paté (in Italy), does that make me a bad person?

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yes , but you can go some way to redeeming yourself by posting some gps coordinates. (not of where the pate can be found )
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Saw a few donkeys next to the tram11 line between Aesch and Reinach Sud stops in BL while driving
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46.057678, 8.944711

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Re: get your donkey fix here

There's a petting zoo near Bucheggplatz: https://goo.gl/maps/bulIL

I was really surprised to find it there! They take local kids on pony rides up in to the woods.
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Barn in Zumikon

47.336285, 8.621179

Have I redeemed myself?

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There's a petting zoo near Bucheggplatz: https://goo.gl/maps/bulIL

I was really surprised to find it there! They take local kids on pony rides up in to the woods.
Do you mean this one, they have llamas a donkey and more, you can help feed them if you make an appointment too, Zürcher Gemeinschaftszentren, Bucheggstr. 93 8057 Zürich

just checking bcs the link didn't work for me.

ps a little further down, and its a nice walk in the woods, you can find a raw milk automat, plus some organic cows and and a rather outraged large black fluffy farm dog that will bark at you.

Familie Willi-Bosshard
Am Hönggerberg 80
8049 Zürich
47.402480, 8.508170
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24 Std. (Milchautomat)

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