Donkey tries to eat £220,000 McLaren supercar after mistaking it for a carrot

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-10-02 17:18:00

Who knew donkeys loved to eat orange McLaren supercars?

Markus Zahn found it out the hard way when one of the animals chomped down on his beloved motor, which costs £220,000.

He had left his McLaren 650S Spider by Vitus the donkey's paddock in Germany, in September 2016. The animal may have mistaken the orange car for a giant carrot when he bit the back of it, damaging the paint and a carbon-fibre piece.

'The donkey probably thought the car was a carrot on wheels. I'm not mad at him,' Mr Zahn told Bild. He added: 'I looked into the rear-view mirror and suddenly saw a pair of fluffy ears. 'And then I heard a strange sound. The sound came from a donkey, who was gnawing at my fender.'

Mr Zahn took the donkey's owner to court after he was billed £5,113 (5,800 euros) for the damage by his insurance company, which had covered the rest of the £26,000 costs. He won his claim on Thursday but Vitus' owner has refused to pay the money and told the McLaren driver he should have picked a better parking place. The donkey had no comment.

(Metro)

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