Feb 28 2013
So pissed off, in fact, he might even decide to send down a plague or two as a warning to such virulent Jew-haters. Take the recent outbreak of roving baboon hordes that have been ambushing Saudi villages, for example…
Observers.france24 In southwest Saudi Arabia, baboons have no qualms about entering inhabited areas to loot trashcans and pantries. Such monkey business is causing panic among the local residents, who are resorting to unusual means to get rid of the baboons.
There are many baboons in the mountainous regions of southwestern Saudi Arabia, namely in al-Qura, al-Baha, and Abha. For the last several months, roving monkey hordes have been venturing increasingly closer to villages and farmland. The Ministry of Local Government is concerned by the growing number of raids and has launched awareness campaigns in the countrys south.
Fayçal al-Zahrani lives in al-Baha province and says baboons frequently invade his neighborhood. “They typically arrive before dawn, in groups of 10 to 20 baboons. First, they raid crops in the fields around the village, then they tear open the trash bags and even try to break into houses to steal food. Last week, they caused a panic at a girls school they attacked early in the morning. They managed to steal cookies in the backpacks of the students. Residents are also concerned because baboons can transmit serious diseases.”
“In my village, we dont know what to do to protect ourselves from the monkeys. We secure our trash bins with metal wire and some villagers have even installed barbed wire to prevent the baboons from getting into their houses. Others have set up traps that give off electric jolts. I dont approve of this method because I think its cruel; these animals are not violent, you just have to wave your arms in the air or yell at them for them to run off.” A dozen years ago, these monkeys never went into the cities
In the video below, some residents have set up traps that give off electric jolts. (Turning down the sound is recommended before viewing)