Can you solve the mystery of the abandoned paper donkey?

The abandoned donkey

The abandoned donkey

First published in News by , Assistant News Editor

This homeless papier mache donkey has ended up sitting on its ass. 

The newspaper-clad animal was spotted leaning against a bin in Lansdowne Street, Hove.

Vaguely resembling Winnie the Pooh’s friend Eeyore, the animal is sitting upright rather than standing on all fours. Perhaps once a piñata, the animal may have been the centre of attention at recent Halloween and firework revelries before being abandoned in the street.

Do you know where the donkey came from? Email kimberly.middleton@theargus.co.uk.

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11:25am Tue 6 Nov 12

inadaptado says...

Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?
Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that? inadaptado
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11:39am Tue 6 Nov 12

bluemonday says...

mmm lets see now,abandoned,placed next to a bin,need anymore clues argus,
mmm lets see now,abandoned,placed next to a bin,need anymore clues argus, bluemonday
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11:40am Tue 6 Nov 12

Jo Wadsworth says...

inadaptado wrote:
Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?
Funnily enough, we had a bet in the office on how quickly a comment like this would appear.

While we're under no illusions this will win any awards, it made us laugh, and so we thought it might also brighten some of our readers' days. I'm sorry you're not one of them.
[quote][p][bold]inadaptado[/bold] wrote: Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?[/p][/quote]Funnily enough, we had a bet in the office on how quickly a comment like this would appear. While we're under no illusions this will win any awards, it made us laugh, and so we thought it might also brighten some of our readers' days. I'm sorry you're not one of them. Jo Wadsworth
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12:00pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

I like Donkey's. If anybody ever visits Mile Oak Farm Shop they have a lovely old donkey called Albert where you can buy and feed him carrots.

If people were kinder to donkey's perhaps they would be kinder to eachother so we wouldn't have to keep reading stories about stabbings and robberies.
I like Donkey's. If anybody ever visits Mile Oak Farm Shop they have a lovely old donkey called Albert where you can buy and feed him carrots. If people were kinder to donkey's perhaps they would be kinder to eachother so we wouldn't have to keep reading stories about stabbings and robberies. Algeria Touchshriek
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12:03pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Charismatic Andrew says...

I'm waiting for Andre Spooner's 'Mighty Horse' response........!

Hopefully he's working on it as we speak!!
I'm waiting for Andre Spooner's 'Mighty Horse' response........! Hopefully he's working on it as we speak!! Charismatic Andrew
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12:14pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Hovite says...

Nice one Jo. Looks like a well made model in any case.
Nice one Jo. Looks like a well made model in any case. Hovite
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12:51pm Tue 6 Nov 12

lydz25 says...

This has made my day!
This has made my day! lydz25
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1:27pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Cash Bull says...

Jo Wadsworth wrote:
inadaptado wrote:
Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?
Funnily enough, we had a bet in the office on how quickly a comment like this would appear.

While we're under no illusions this will win any awards, it made us laugh, and so we thought it might also brighten some of our readers' days. I'm sorry you're not one of them.
In that case we all lose out. Must try harder Kimberly, articles like this will follow you during your career long after the 'joke' time at the Argus is over for you.
[quote][p][bold]Jo Wadsworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inadaptado[/bold] wrote: Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?[/p][/quote]Funnily enough, we had a bet in the office on how quickly a comment like this would appear. While we're under no illusions this will win any awards, it made us laugh, and so we thought it might also brighten some of our readers' days. I'm sorry you're not one of them.[/p][/quote]In that case we all lose out. Must try harder Kimberly, articles like this will follow you during your career long after the 'joke' time at the Argus is over for you. Cash Bull
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1:45pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Hovite says...

Sounds like you've already lost out years ago Cash Bull.

Same old, same old, bitter and miserable self!
Sounds like you've already lost out years ago Cash Bull. Same old, same old, bitter and miserable self! Hovite
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2:07pm Tue 6 Nov 12

leobrighton says...

Certainly makes a change from broken furniture and old mattresses
Certainly makes a change from broken furniture and old mattresses leobrighton
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2:29pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Dr Pork says...

bluemonday wrote:
mmm lets see now,abandoned,placed next to a bin,need anymore clues argus,
That donkey's not abandoned, it's waiting to pounce. Mark my words, that's no harmless piñata. That's a mindless killing machine.
Hove used to be a safe place but now its citizens are afraid to walk its byways for fear of being brutally mauled by these feral, papier maché beasts. Someday a real rain will come and wash them all this scum off the streets.
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: mmm lets see now,abandoned,placed next to a bin,need anymore clues argus,[/p][/quote]That donkey's not abandoned, it's waiting to pounce. Mark my words, that's no harmless piñata. That's a mindless killing machine. Hove used to be a safe place but now its citizens are afraid to walk its byways for fear of being brutally mauled by these feral, papier maché beasts. Someday a real rain will come and wash them all this scum off the streets. Dr Pork
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2:50pm Tue 6 Nov 12

ruberducker says...

i think the donkey should stay and the bin removed.lol
i think the donkey should stay and the bin removed.lol ruberducker
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5:15pm Tue 6 Nov 12

nuff said says...

No
No nuff said
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6:45pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Hove Actually says...

Newsflash. Argus made to look an **** again
Newsflash. Argus made to look an **** again Hove Actually
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6:46pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Hove Actually says...

Hove Actually wrote:
Newsflash. Argus made to look an **** again
Seems you cannot say a double ss on this site but lying **** is OK
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: Newsflash. Argus made to look an **** again[/p][/quote]Seems you cannot say a double ss on this site but lying **** is OK Hove Actually
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6:47pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Hove Actually says...

Hove Actually wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
Newsflash. Argus made to look an **** again
Seems you cannot say a double ss on this site but lying **** is OK
Or not............
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: Newsflash. Argus made to look an **** again[/p][/quote]Seems you cannot say a double ss on this site but lying **** is OK[/p][/quote]Or not............ Hove Actually
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7:23pm Tue 6 Nov 12

On_the_Level says...

It's by the wrong type of bin - should be in the recycling area
It's by the wrong type of bin - should be in the recycling area On_the_Level
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7:33am Wed 7 Nov 12

worthingite says...

Donkey by bin ?

Dolphin in puddle ?

Please please please some real journalism !
Donkey by bin ? Dolphin in puddle ? Please please please some real journalism ! worthingite
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9:14am Wed 7 Nov 12

plantwoman says...

Jo Wadsworth wrote:
inadaptado wrote:
Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?
Funnily enough, we had a bet in the office on how quickly a comment like this would appear.

While we're under no illusions this will win any awards, it made us laugh, and so we thought it might also brighten some of our readers' days. I'm sorry you're not one of them.
Brilliant! I love this story, thanks Argus. I do feel sorry for the donkey however, I think someone should give him a home.
[quote][p][bold]Jo Wadsworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inadaptado[/bold] wrote: Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?[/p][/quote]Funnily enough, we had a bet in the office on how quickly a comment like this would appear. While we're under no illusions this will win any awards, it made us laugh, and so we thought it might also brighten some of our readers' days. I'm sorry you're not one of them.[/p][/quote]Brilliant! I love this story, thanks Argus. I do feel sorry for the donkey however, I think someone should give him a home. plantwoman
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4:02pm Thu 8 Nov 12

PorkBoat says...

inadaptado wrote:
Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?
Miserable get. Lighten up, it's a bit of fun.
[quote][p][bold]inadaptado[/bold] wrote: Are you serious? Have you really written an article about, literally, a piece of garbage? Who the hell cares about that?[/p][/quote]Miserable get. Lighten up, it's a bit of fun. PorkBoat
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12:43pm Fri 9 Nov 12

shelleyb370 says...

cant believe people get the hump ...obviously it was a light hearted article ...thought brighton was land of fun not city of grumps ?
cant believe people get the hump ...obviously it was a light hearted article ...thought brighton was land of fun not city of grumps ? shelleyb370
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12:41pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Mr_Tom says...

ah but remember that the arseh*les who sit on here all day moaning about the city / crime / Journalism today / the NHS / the price of milk / blah blah blah.. have no sense of humor and a real dillusion of grandeur (trust me.. no-one gives a crap about some grumpy tw*t's opinion on the Argus website.. you may as well go shout at the wind :) ).. I like him! poor little chap.. he looks like I feel on this wet Monday!
ah but remember that the arseh*les who sit on here all day moaning about the city / crime / Journalism today / the NHS / the price of milk / blah blah blah.. have no sense of humor and a real dillusion of grandeur (trust me.. no-one gives a crap about some grumpy tw*t's opinion on the Argus website.. you may as well go shout at the wind :) ).. I like him! poor little chap.. he looks like I feel on this wet Monday! Mr_Tom
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9:31pm Mon 12 Nov 12

mictrix says...

Mr_Tom wrote:
ah but remember that the arseh*les who sit on here all day moaning about the city / crime / Journalism today / the NHS / the price of milk / blah blah blah.. have no sense of humor and a real dillusion of grandeur (trust me.. no-one gives a crap about some grumpy tw*t's opinion on the Argus website.. you may as well go shout at the wind :) ).. I like him! poor little chap.. he looks like I feel on this wet Monday!
yes i like him too lovely little chap and a great story lol miserable old t**ts
[quote][p][bold]Mr_Tom[/bold] wrote: ah but remember that the arseh*les who sit on here all day moaning about the city / crime / Journalism today / the NHS / the price of milk / blah blah blah.. have no sense of humor and a real dillusion of grandeur (trust me.. no-one gives a crap about some grumpy tw*t's opinion on the Argus website.. you may as well go shout at the wind :) ).. I like him! poor little chap.. he looks like I feel on this wet Monday![/p][/quote]yes i like him too lovely little chap and a great story lol miserable old t**ts mictrix
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