Enraged monkeys have killed 250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them.
Panic-stricken residents have also come under attack and say the acts of animal violence have been carried out ‘in revenge’ after a pack of dogs killed one of the monkeys’ infants.
The horrific incidents have been reported in the villages of Majalgaon, where 250 dogs are said to have been killed by rampaging primates, and nearby Lavul in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
According to India’s News18 website, ‘not a single pup’ is left in Lavul where even school children are being chased and attacked.
Separate footage, possibly of the incident that sparked the revenge attacks, showed dogs chasing monkeys through the village as local women and children ran for safety. The dogs appeared to be protecting a child.
After the officials failed to deal with the problem, villagers reportedly took it upon themselves to try and save the dogs.
But when they did, the monkeys fought back against their efforts, with the news station reporting some men even fell from heights themselves when trying to save dogs that had been dragged there.
Clearly not content with the extermination of the dogs, monkeys are now said to be going after young children.
I don’t know how many times I have to say this, Americans have no idea what nature is really like.
Most Americans’ idea of nature comes from media like Bambi, The Lion King, and Captain Planet.
They have never watched a baboon eat a baby gazelle alive as it cries and trues to get away.
They have never watched Chimpanzees engage in the ritualistic hunting and eating of monkeys.
There are many species that Americans think of a cute that really or vicious killers.
A species doesn’t life long if it’s not.
Monkeys don’t last in a continent filled with jackals, tigers, and snakes without being vicious killers.
Domesticated puppies don’t stand a chance.
I think this sounds like a job for the most effective apex predator of all, the English speaking white man. Because I like tradition, I think a pith helmet and a Lee-Enfield would be appropriate.