Xuan Trach commune in district Bo Trach in the central province of Quang Binh faced a devastating attack by a troop of about 30-40 red-faced monkeys that caused havoc in the area and destroyed fields of crops.
|A corn field in Phooc Tre. The troop of monkeys destroy fields of corn and peanut in Hung Lam, Khe Tra, Cha Noi and Phooc Tre|
Le Thanh Huy, chairman of Xuan Trach People’s Committee, said that this troop of monkeys had destroyed fields of corn and peanut in Hung Lam, Khe Tra, Cha Noi and Phooc Tre on June 28.
One resident said when he attempted to drive them away; the monkeys surrounded him, intimidating him with threatening and vicious cry calls.
10 households reported damages caused by the troop of monkeys. The local government said it would contact the management board of Phong Nha-Ke Bang to find a resolution to control the beasts from wrecking crops and causing more havoc.