Kona Historical Society nightingale killed in apparent accidental shooting at farm

  • Mele, Kona Historical Society's young Kona Nightingale, was killed by an errant bullet Saturday afternoon while grazing in her pasture. (Photo courtesy of Kona Historical Society/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Mele, Kona Historical Society's young Kona Nightingale, was killed by an errant bullet Saturday afternoon while grazing in her pasture. (Photo courtesy of Kona Historical Society/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Charlie, right, a donkey that has spent the latter half of his life as a fixture at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, meets his new companion, Mele, for the first time in January 2017. Mele was killed by an errant bullet Saturday afternoon while grazing in her pasture. (Photo courtesy of Kona Historical Society/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Mele, the young donkey that lived on the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, was killed Saturday afternoon after she was struck by what appears to have been a stray bullet fired from an adjacent agricultural property.