Every morning before turning the donkeys out, I walk the paddocks with my dogs usually with the wheelbarrow collecting any droppings.
The daily inspection allows me to check fencing, water butts and ensure no ragwort has appeared.
This morning the dogs started to bark furiously and on investigating found a party helium balloon wrapped around a fence post. Carried on the wind it could have come from anywhere.
Donkeys having a curious nature could have come to serious harm by taking it in their mouths.
Thank goodness I have this early morning ritual and advise all owners to be vigilant. You never know what may be lurking in your paddock.