"up to the family to decide what to do with the donkey"

Investigators say the donkey and several others are still on the property with other livestock.

"He loved his animals. He loved ranching," said Sandra Wilson.

According to the neighbor, Bohlke's wife was concerned when he didn't return to Hollywood Park after checking on his animals.

After dark, Wilson said several neighbors, jumped on all terrain vehicles and went looking for the Air Force veteran.

They found his truck still running hours after he was attacked.

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