TWO donkey foals had to be destroyed after New Forest animal accidents on the roads last week in which the motorists drove off.
The first accident was a hit-and-run which took place at around 9am on Wednesday 10th July on the B3078 near Crow’s Nest.
A witness contacted the verderers’ office to report a grey jenny donkey foal had been badly injured. When the agister attended the animal had to be destroyed.
Later the same day at around 4.30pm a filly foal was injured in a second hit-and-run close to the Rising Sun pub at Wootton.
A grey jack donkey foal was seriously injured and later had to be destroyed after an accident at Longcross on the B3078 at around 4.30pm on Thursday 11th July.
Later the same day at around 11pm a cow was injured in an accident at Bramshaw Telegraph.
On Saturday 13th July two accidents were reported to the verderers’ office – the first took place at around 10.40am on the B3054 near Beaulieu involving a bay pony which could not be found.
The second was a hit-and-run involving a brown donkey foal at 11.30am outside the Fighting Cocks Pub at Godshill, but again the animal could not be located.