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Scenic Adair Co. : Zonkey guards herd on Hamlett farm

2006-02-20 - Greater Gradyville, Adair CO, KY - Photo staff. A Zonkey guards the black cattle at the Ricky and Barry Hamlett spread off Jones Chapel Road in the Gradyville Area south of about the 42 mile marker on the LBN. "It's an Australian half-zebra, half-donkey," farm manager Ricky Hamlett says. He got the animal from Tim Wall, who bought it from Jay Wheeler, who got it from John Begans, who got it in Florida. Before that, Mr. Hamlett believes, it was flown in from Australia in a little crate when thezonkey was a tiny fellow no bigger than a small dog. Jay Wheeler and a spokesman for the Walls said the animal was mean, but Hamlett has had no trouble with it. Wheeler now prefers Llamas and ostriches as herd guards, he said. Clicking ReadMore accesses the Travel Guide and more Scenic Adair County.

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