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Mauritius: Monkeys spreading terror in the village of Tyack in South Island

According to statements made by many residents of the village of Tyack in the South of Mauritius, an overpopulation of macaques in the area makes the life of villagers increasingly difficult.
Thus, some fifty macaques increased food theft in gardens by pilfering fruits and vegetables. The monkeys also attack clothes and dump trash in search of food for the day.
Some animals also enter houses to serve themselves of cooked meals and just gobble whatever they find in the kitchen.
The villagers denounce a situation which has only worsened since 2000 and called upon the local authorities to stop what they consider to be quite a hassle today.
The uninvited visitors are thus not scared by firecrackers which was supposed to repel them and have made the village their territory of exclusive game.


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