A Silent Bond between Animals and Humans

May 30th 2023
Eastern Switzerland
Field research
Multispecies research

In the middle of the forest, on my way, I saw a woman and a donkey, a few meters away from me

They were standing there calmly, looking at the billy goat. The goat was standing on the path, about ten metres ahead of me, a bell around its neck. The goat tried to join the donkey and the woman, but didn't dare pass me by. He didn't want to go around me either, so I stepped aside to give him room to go towards the woman and the donkey.
The goat and donkey just stood there, staring at me. You could feel the depth and density of the forest, and the bond between the woman, the donkey and the billy goat.