Wildlife officers capture mischievous intruder (Video)

Wildlife officers capture mischievous intruder (Video)

Written by Bella Dalima

27 Jun, 2014 | 11:45 pm

On numerous occasions, News1st has reported on the human-elephant conflict and has covered operations undertaken by wildlife officials to chase away wild elephants from human settlements.

But elephants are not the only fauna that cross paths with humans in this beautiful island nation.

Wildlife officers launched an operation at the Dambulla Divisional Secretariat on Friday to capture a rogue monkey,

The monkey had reportedly been acting violently and was disturbing wildlife in the area.

The monkey had escaped into a nearby housing scheme, but wildlife officials, with the support of resident, eventually succeeded in capturing the animal.

The monkey in question reportedly crashed into a private tuition class which was being held at the upper floor of the residence of the Opposition Leader of the Dambulla Municipal Council.

The Opposition Leader says that his son, who was frightened by the monkey, had fallen off the upper floor. The boy escaped with minor injuries.





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