'Sex Crazed' Monkeys Have Taken Over Thai City And Created No-Go Zones For Humans
The lack of tourists and visitors to one Thai city has caused a massive problem for residents.
Monkeys are a frequent sight in Lopburi, in the country's centre, however they've become sex-crazed and angry at the lack of food.
The animals are used to picking up offerings and droppings from travellers, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they've been growing increasingly agitated.
The problem has become so bad that residents have resorted to staying indoors and even claim that there are human no-go zones as it's too dangerous.
Kuljira Taechawattanawanna told The Guardian: "We live in a cage but the monkeys live outside. Their excrement is everywhere, the smell is unbearable especially when it rains."
Locals thought it would be a good idea to feed the monkeys some fast food to placate them, however the high sugar content has only cause breeding and their anger flare up.
The issue has got to the point where a wildlife management team has been brought in to sterilise hundreds of the monkeys to prevent their numbers from exploding.
To show you just how intense the food situation is, have a look at the monkeys fighting over a dropped banana.
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You can see the animals all roaming around the city looking for anything they could chuck in their gob.
But when one of the monkeys manages to get their hands on a banana, the rest of the mob race towards the fruit like it's the last thing they'll ever eat.
The one holding the fruit manages to get away, but not before dozens of their brothers and sisters chase after them up the road and into an enclosure.
An onlooker said: "They looked more like wild dogs than monkeys. They went crazy for the single piece of food. I've never seen them this aggressive.
"I think the monkeys were very, very hungry. There's normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of the coronavirus.''
Thailand is one of many nations around the world that is suffering as a result of the coronavirus.
Last year, the south-east Asian country received a whopping 39 million tourists. However, 10 million of those were from China.
Millions of people across the globe have called off holidays and cancelled their plans as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to grow.
Thai resident Nattakit Lorwitworrawat has told the BBC that businesses are suffering as a result of everyone staying home: "At the peak two years ago we carried 1,000 clients a day.
"Today if we get 200 clients, that is considered very good - we would be very happy with that."
Featured Image Credit: AP