Macaque eating on a tree in Southern Thailand

Monkeys make mischief in Sriracha

The central Thailand town of Sriracha has been experiencing more than its share of monkey business recently, forcing residents to run for cover.

Located near Pattaya, The Sriracha District is famous for its sweet chili sauce and also the nearby Sri Racha Tiger Zoo.

According to news site Pattaya One, a group of monkeys have invaded the town, forcing roads to close and traffic to come to a standstill as the cheeky monkeys cavort across the roads and along paths. Despite the precautions, a number of monkeys have already been injured as their small size makes them difficult for drivers to see, especially at night.

Earlier this week they were spotted all over Sriracha playing on live electricity cables. The monkeys usually live in the mountains surrounding the town. However, they have decided to venture into Sriracha for some reason and are reluctant to leave. Many residents have started to feed the monkeys with bananas and other treats, prolonging their stay in the area.

Although local authorities have been asked to remove the monkeys, catching them might be easier said than done.

-TN

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