A donkey walks into a Tesco Express...(no, this isn't a joke)

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Charlie Lambeth Picture by Charlie Lambeth

A DONKEY left shoppers stunned after wandering into a Tesco Express store in Brockenhurst yesterday afternoon.

This picture shows the moment the animal walked into the store on Brookley Road to the amusement of staff and shoppers.

Tristan Russell, team leader at Tesco Express, said it was a frequent occurrence in the town.

“It’s not the first time it’s happened,” he said.

“They wander around the high street so it’s not particularly unusual. It’s a bit of a nuisance to be honest.”

Staff at the store ushered the animal outside by banging shopping baskets together, Mr Russell explained.

He added: “The local college is nearby and all of the students found it highly amusing.”

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9:55am Wed 2 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Lucky he didn't end his days in the meat section marked up as prime minced beef.
Lucky he didn't end his days in the meat section marked up as prime minced beef. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 32

10:01am Wed 2 Apr 14

Lucky Rich says...

They only ushered it out when it got to the checkout & couldn't pay .
They only ushered it out when it got to the checkout & couldn't pay . Lucky Rich
  • Score: 19

10:42am Wed 2 Apr 14

Hurn08 says...

Just another **** shopping at Tesco.
Just another **** shopping at Tesco. Hurn08
  • Score: 5

10:48am Wed 2 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Hope it was treated better than my wife and myself at Tesco's (by hospital)Rude staff and well over the top mini security guard.
Hope it was treated better than my wife and myself at Tesco's (by hospital)Rude staff and well over the top mini security guard. pete woodley
  • Score: -4

11:16am Wed 2 Apr 14

MrPitiful says...

Apparently, ee-aaw, ee-aaw, ee-aaways goes in there so he can use his Clubcard!
Apparently, ee-aaw, ee-aaw, ee-aaways goes in there so he can use his Clubcard! MrPitiful
  • Score: 19

11:18am Wed 2 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

And there's me believing that donkeys always worked in Tesco.
And there's me believing that donkeys always worked in Tesco. Hessenford
  • Score: -12

11:35am Wed 2 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

Staff at the store ushered the animal outside by banging shopping baskets together,

The Percussion Section a symbolic gesture
Staff at the store ushered the animal outside by banging shopping baskets together, The Percussion Section a symbolic gesture Lord Spring
  • Score: 5

12:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

arti273 says...

The most amusing part of the article for me was the fact that the Echo website has a Strange section. That implies that the majority of the antics of our local population, councillors, etc. that gets reported, is classified as completely normal.
The most amusing part of the article for me was the fact that the Echo website has a Strange section. That implies that the majority of the antics of our local population, councillors, etc. that gets reported, is classified as completely normal. arti273
  • Score: 23

2:46pm Wed 2 Apr 14

bosco1 says...

Just maybe the donkey was looking for the burger section!! Still it makes you laugh , every little helps !!
Just maybe the donkey was looking for the burger section!! Still it makes you laugh , every little helps !! bosco1
  • Score: 4

3:36pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

They called the T in Holdenhurst Road Dolphin Express they could rename this one Pony Express

Please don't use the T word.
They called the T in Holdenhurst Road Dolphin Express they could rename this one Pony Express Please don't use the T word. Lord Spring
  • Score: 5

3:40pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Tatsie says...

At least he didn't indulge in any horseplay; I believe the donkey in question is of a stable character.
At least he didn't indulge in any horseplay; I believe the donkey in question is of a stable character. Tatsie
  • Score: 8

3:44pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

I believe the manager suggested the donkey BOGOF ... ......


or something similar
I believe the manager suggested the donkey BOGOF ... ...... or something similar Bob49
  • Score: 5

3:45pm Wed 2 Apr 14

John T says...

What sort of **** goes to Tesco Express?
What sort of **** goes to Tesco Express? John T
  • Score: 4

4:30pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

I believe the manager suggested the donkey BOGOF ... ......


or something similar
I believe the manager suggested the donkey BOGOF ... ...... or something similar Bob49
  • Score: 2

6:24pm Wed 2 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

The donkey asked for a medium sized carrot

That will be £1 said the assistant we don't get many donkeys shopping in here

no wonder if you charge £1 for one ******g carrot.
The donkey asked for a medium sized carrot That will be £1 said the assistant we don't get many donkeys shopping in here no wonder if you charge £1 for one ******g carrot. nickynoodah
  • Score: 11

6:39pm Wed 2 Apr 14

true-one says...

a donkey in a balaclava...........
......
"Hold up - I only wanted mascarpone"
a donkey in a balaclava........... ...... "Hold up - I only wanted mascarpone" true-one
  • Score: 1

6:53pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ohnonothimagen says...

Maybe he was looking for his equine cousin in the meat section.
Maybe he was looking for his equine cousin in the meat section. ohnonothimagen
  • Score: 3

7:16pm Wed 2 Apr 14

beachcomber1 says...

Hessenford wrote:
And there's me believing that donkeys always worked in Tesco.
think you'll find many Tesco's staff are actuallly very intelligent, either recent graduates or uni students earning some cash. the odd one with a grumpy attitude is probably sick of taking **** from the less well mannered members of great british public, many of whom seem to be posting on here
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: And there's me believing that donkeys always worked in Tesco.[/p][/quote]think you'll find many Tesco's staff are actuallly very intelligent, either recent graduates or uni students earning some cash. the odd one with a grumpy attitude is probably sick of taking **** from the less well mannered members of great british public, many of whom seem to be posting on here beachcomber1
  • Score: 11

10:42pm Wed 2 Apr 14

old buffer says...

If that silly **** had a television he'd know that 'every Lidl helps'.
If that silly **** had a television he'd know that 'every Lidl helps'. old buffer
  • Score: 0

1:46am Thu 3 Apr 14

BmthSarah says...

BBC saying that it was Brock students prank http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-ham
pshire-26858405
BBC saying that it was Brock students prank http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ham pshire-26858405 BmthSarah
  • Score: 0

8:51am Thu 3 Apr 14

uvox44 says...

shop raiders are getting more and more BRAYzen
shop raiders are getting more and more BRAYzen uvox44
  • Score: -1

5:42pm Thu 3 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

Sounds like the beginning of a Tommy Cooper joke.....God Bless him.
Sounds like the beginning of a Tommy Cooper joke.....God Bless him. O'Reilly
  • Score: -1

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