What a crazy donkey, at first I couldn't believe it!
Dotty the donkey rushed to the rescue when she saw sheep in the next field being terrorised by a Staffordshire Bull terrier cross. The dog had grabbed one of the sheep by the head, and Dotty pinned the dog to the ground until it let go of the sheep.
The dog, which had been running wild, also bit three horses during its rampage and was later "put down". Ann Rogers, who owns the field, said, "I tried to hit the dog with a piece of drainpipe but I left it because the donkey was doing a better job."
Stanley the sheep survived the ordeal, but "Two of his teeth have come out, and his jaw is disfigured because the dog has paralysed the nerve on one side of his jaw," said Mrs Rogers. The incident happened in Scarborough in Great Britain.