Enraged monkeys kill 250 DOGS by dragging them to the top of buildings and drop them off 'out of revenge' after pups killed one of their infants in Indian village
Enraged monkeys have killed 250 dogs in an Indian district by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and drop 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.
Villagers have reported that monkeys set upon dogs as soon as they see them before taking them up to a high place - the top of a building or a tree - and drop them to their death.
The reports say that in the last month alone, 250 dogs have been killed in this way.
Pictures in Indian media appeared to confirm the attacks. In one, a monkey can be seen on a roof carrying a puppy to the edge of a building.
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.
Residents of the village contacted officials at the forest department, asking that they round up the killer monkeys. However, when officers were sent to the village they were unable to catch even one of the primates, News18 said.
According to the villagers, the monkeys are taking revenge.
They say that the violence erupted when some of the dogs killed a baby monkey.
After the officials failed to deal with the problem, villagers reportedly took it upon themselves to try and save the dogs.
Clearly not content with the extermination of the dogs, monkeys are now said to be going after young children.
JubileeBaby, Warrington, United Kingdom
Theyre lucky there are no Rottweilers or pit bull over there, otherwise it would have been a different story.
Von Sparsky, Prescott, United States
Oh, private gun ownership is heavily restricted in India and they have no 2nd Admendment. How's that relying on the govt. to help your village working out for you all?
Sootythecat, Barnsley, United Kingdom
Would make for a great film
TulsaChic, Tulsa, United States
Given a choice, I'll be on the side of the dogs, EVERY DAY!!!
Mark McKnight, London, United Kingdom
So, dogs and monkeys are now acting out of revenge? Absolute nonsense!
Jezzle, Leeds, United Kingdom
250 dogs. Don't believe it for a second
Camuel, Durham, United Kingdom
Start shooting the monkeys.
Colb, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Kill the monkeys and put an end to the risk of it happening to children.
Donkey Hote, Manilva, Spain
Why not just shoot the monkeys?
MichaNH, Exeter, United States
Wow! Now they're going after children!? Sorry, but it's time to put them down.
LILO Lilian, Swansea, United Kingdom
What a horrific story.
Linda Jane b, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
This is shocking , I have never seen such behaviour , but surly something has to be done , if they are trying to take children also. The worlds gone mad
u_guessed_it, NYC, United States
Omg this is horrific. Those poor dogs
RUBYSUNSHINE, Seattle, United States
They need to shoot some of these monkeys to send them back a message. Im not for killing animals but in this case the humans need to show dominance.
I love all animals except monkeys. Think it is because we are so similar and equally as nasty and cruel.
gbp_zebedee, Northants-on-the-Edge, United Kingdom
They are evolving into humans killing off surrounding species to preserve their own.
TruthfulTim, UK, United Kingdom
Shoot the monkeys. Problem solved.
SL, Southern England, United Kingdom
They are so human.
rickon, anywhere, United States
I don't believe this story, highly exaggerated.
jkis, London, United Kingdom
If they can do this to dogs, then humans should take precautions.
Deed64, Surrey , United Kingdom
If they are attacking children they will have to be culled now.
Jim Lame, digibuti
Make a banana trap.
Haust18, San Diego, United States
250? And no one tried to stop them?
USA-1A, Cleveland, United States
Planet of the Apes: "revenge of the monkeys" it has begun!!