Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Monkeys eating carrots in Nuwera Eliya


One interesting encounter we had when we were driving around the lanes of Nuwera Eliya was that of a whole troop of monkeys near a carrot field, brazenly uprooting carrots in a field and eating only the carrot portion and not the leaves. They were really enjoying themselves destroying a poor farmer's field.

This is a further illustration of the destructive tendencies of the monkeys and I strongly believe as a farmer that something has to be done immediately to curb the population which is rising with human habitation, and either a mass cull or some form of injected birth control needs to be administered. I lose thousands a year to the monkey menace and have to keep constant vigil to say nothing of the cost of the fire crackers I have to light to keep them away when spotted.

So please someone persuade the powers to change the laws. It is illegal to kill the monkeys.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on, don't advocate the killing of monkeys. Not cool...

voipniche said...

Hello, Raja!
Thanks for the bunch of posts!
I have been to the polonaruwa and Nuwaraeliya! I similar photos from both the places.
Keep up good work (farms and the blogs)

Rajaratarala said...

anonymous I take what you say, but then prevent them from procreating and causing heavy burdes o the livelihoods of people then your concience is clear and our problems can also be resolved. If you were a subsistence farmer they don't know what cool is!