Georgia deputy called to capture loose donkey ‘with a mask on’

A Georgia sheriff’s deputy responded to an unusual loose animal call when the department received a report of a donkey “walking in the road with a mask on.”

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that a caller alerted the department to a donkey walking loose on a road with “some kind of mask on.”

“It’s not every day you get a call for a donkey walking in the road with a mask on,” the post said.

The deputy was able to return the donkey to its owner.

Owner Lisa Silvestri-Casey said the donkey, named Buford, was not actually wearing a mask when he escaped through a hole in her fence, but witnesses may have mistook his harness for a giant-sized COVID-19 face mask.

Silvestri-Casey said the hole in her fence is being repaired.