He’s clearly got an adventurous soul.
Murphy the donkey wanted to explore more of the world than just his field at Whitwell on the Hill. So when he saw the chance to escape, he took it.
Trouble is, this journey also took him onto the A64…
Shortly before 7am this morning, North Yorkshire Police received a call from a member of the public who’d found Murphy grazing on the central reservation of the A64 near Whitwell.
Together with his partner they managed to grab Murphy and lead him to a nearby bus stop, where they tethered him.
Once police officers were satisfied the donkey was in no danger, they set about trying to locate his owner.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “A few door knocks later it became apparent that Murphy, the donkey, had escaped from a nearby field.
“His owner came and took him safely back to his field, where he soon settled down for a rest after his morning adventure.
“Murphy was checked over and had come to no harm.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to the members of the public who rescued Murphy and called us for help.”