10-21-2012, 11:41 PM
Indian Langurs attack Thar villages
Border-crossing Indian Langurs wreak havoc in Thar - geo.tv
MITHI, Sindh: Some wild animals including Gray Langurs, a genus of monkey, (Semnopithecus), which have crossed into Thar Desert of Sindh from India, have created panic among the local people, as they are attacking the people.
Heero Bheel, Walem, Kheeanro and other people of nearby village Kharewah told newsmen that Langurs are foraying in their village since last four nights.
“As soon as they come close, the watchdogs start barking and try to chase the agile animals, which vanish swiftly dodging the canines”, said the villagers.
The villagers also failed to go after the wild animals, as they leave no tracks behind, said another villager.
Reportedly, the villagers have stopped sleeping in open places for the fear of animals.
“We have been forced to stay as the Langurs don’t let us fall asleep”, locals said.
Meanwhile, two such animals were seen in jungle near Deeplo Taluka’s village Koinral.
The fear of villagers is strange as the Langur, with white or gray fur on body and black face, eats vegetation only. They spend most of the time in the trees and live in groups of five to ten. (PPI)
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