It had to happen, didn’t it? News of the simian invasion has been spilling out of Thailand for quite a while now. See penultimate item in this linked post.
And, as is its wont, COVID has made everything worse.
Residents in Lopburi, Thailand, are hiding behind barricaded indoors as rival monkey gang fights create no-go zones for humans. The ancient Thai city has been overrun by a growing population of monkeys super-charged on junk food – as locals try to placate the macaques with snacks. The monkeys usually enjoy a steady supply of bananas from tourists, who have dwindled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pointing to the overhead netting covering her terrace, Kuljira Taechawattanawanna said: “We live in a cage but the monkeys live outside.”
And snack food is not good for anyone.
P.S. For years I’ve noticed the short thing “h/t” at the bottom of a variety of posts, tweets and other written communications. I couldn’t figure out what it meant, although it seemed to suggest a thank you to someone other than the writer for information.
I was thinking it meant “hearty thanks.” I just looked it up, i.e., Googled it. It means “hat tip.”
So H/T to Ellen Kaye for once again providing me with animal news. Although I am not currently wearing a hat.