DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Buzzards flock to Hinckley, Ohio.
Now, donkeys seem to be ambling into downtown Dyersburg.
When animal control officers captured a young female donkey at Dyersburg Intermediate School on Monday, it marked the third animal of the breed that had been found on the loose in the city in two months.
Animal control officer Barry McCord said the incident came about two months after a mother donkey and her baby were found wandering downtown.
McCord said he thinks hard economic times may be to blame, theorizing people may be turning animals loose.
Owners have not come forward in either case.
McCord said he was called out Wednesday night to tranquilize what he termed a "mean" 2,000-pound bull at the Dyersburg Golf Course.
Its owner had called for help.
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