A Study in Determination


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They say good fences make good neighborsÑso something tells me the fences (at least those bordering one mule’s pasture) aren’t so great in Hulbert, Okla. According to a report in the Tahlequah Daily Press, a mule there is causing a ruckus through its attempted advances toward local riding horses.

Police answered a call about the animal last month, when it ran across a field and jumped fences to approach a rider on horseback. According to the report, a woman was riding one horse and ponying another when the mule approached and mounted the horse she was leading, despite her attempts to hit it with a whip and the reins.

The report noted, "Mules are generally sterile, but they don’t know that, and like other mammals, they have the natural drive to procreate."

Apparently the feeling wasn’t mutual; the horse fled. A man on an ATV wrangled the mule, which the report notes had harassed area people previously

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