Donkeys Bust Out of Nativity Scene

Joke's on you, silly humans
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 25, 2009 10:38 AM CST
Pastor Rob Wilson, Chip Howard, and Lukey Wilson with the burro and donkey that made a jailbreak in Vail, Colo.   (AP Photo/Vail Daily)
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(Newser) – A living nativity scene near the Colorado ski resort of Vail almost had to go without two key actors when two donkeys escaped. The nativity scene is an annual tradition for Eagle River Presbyterian Church. Pastor Rob Wilson says two borrowed donkeys were being held in a fenced-in pen for the event Wednesday night, but the animals had their own ideas and pushed their way through it, the Vail Daily reports.

A church member who stopped by the church Wednesday morning noticed the donkeys were gone. He and a sheriff's deputy followed footprints in the snow and eventually caught up with them. The donkeys had wandered near some railroad tracks but were OK.

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