Animals & Pets
BHOJPUR – More and more people from southern Bhojpur district are abandoning their villages and migrating to safer areas.
Reason? A reign of terror unleashed by crop-raiding monkeys.
In recent months, fed up with monkeys ruining their crops, several farmers have abandoned their settlements and migrated elsewhere.
Dozens of residents of Ram Prasad Rai Rural Municiplaity-4, Dalgaun have left the settlements due to growing monkey invasion.
Some of the folks have been displaced with the monkeys destroying their agriculture harvests.
Tek Bahadur Tamang, a local, said over a dozen households here left the village because of frequent onslaught by marauding monkeys who have been preying on their crops.
He said people left because they could not protect their hard-earned harvests.
"Human settlements have turned empty with the monkeys panicking the people", he said, adding, "In no time, the wild beast (monkey) come and ruin the crops cultivated for annual consumption. There is no way to chase away the rampaging monkeys".
The monkey terror has forced farmers to migrate to other safer areas, said Indra Bahadur Rai, a resident of Temkemaiyung-6, Kot. Local municipal efforts to shoo away monkeys have failed too.