WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A group of monkeys is being blamed for the deaths of around 250 dogs in a small Indian village.
- Locals claim the monkeys were carrying out ‘revenge killings’ after dogs killed an infant primate.
- The raging monkeys reportedly snatched the dogs and took them up to deadly heights beofre dropping them.
A pack of rampaging monkeys has started a war with the dogs of a small Indian village.
Around 250 dogs have been killed by the murderous monkeys, local media reported. The raging primates dragged the dogs to the tops of buildings and trees and dropped them. They are reportedly furious with the dogs after they killed one of the baby monkeys.
Locals in Maharashtra’s Beed district, about 300 miles east of Mumbai, told News 18 the monkeys have been on a quest for revenge and in the nearby Lavool village, not a single dog has survived the purge.
Villagers told the outlet the killings started about a month ago when a few dogs killed an infant monkey. Since then, the moment a dog is spotted, the monkeys are snatching up the dogs and dragging them somewhere high to drop them to their deaths. Some puppies were left on roofs and in trees where they would die from lack of food and water, and in other incidents, they would be thrown down and killed.
In one image of the animal war, a tiny dog can be seen in the clutches of a primate near the edge of a building.
In Lavool, which has a population of about 5,000, villagers called the forest department for help dealing with the primates but when the officials came, they weren’t able to catch a single monkey, the outlet reported.
The villagers decided to take action themselves and tried to wrangle up the beasts. However, the simians then turned their sights on the local men, some of whom have been injured after falling from buildings while trying to save the dogs, the outlet said.
Nearly all of the pups in the Beed district have been killed, but the monkeys still haven’t stopped and are now targeting small children en route to school, the outlet said.
Source: New York Post