My apologies to all who have tried to view this before now – somehow I managed to empty this post before storing it. I put it down to utter stupidity, sheer carelessness and an attack of Daddy Papersurferitis.
Anyways, these are donkeys, as if you hadn’t noticed, and they are just one more of the introduced species which compete with the native wild life in the fragile landscape of Australia’s outback. Along with sheep, cattle and horses, donkeys have hard hooves which damage the vegetation and the topsoil. Australia’s marsupials all have soft feet.
This little family had decided they owned the road and so I had to stop and wait for them to move over.