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Crouching tiger, fleeing monkeys: Chon Buri store owner hits back at hairy thieves


A former community president in Chon Buri's Sriracha district has discovered a way to repel wild monkeys that have been ransacking homes around Laem Chabang mountain.

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The troupe of around 200 monkeys are famous for stealing food from inside people’s houses. However, one grocery has been safe from invasion for the past month.

Sanae Phoothong, a 70-year-old former Ban Laem Chabang community president, said on Friday he set up a cage covered by black canvas with a tiger doll inside on the food store's roof.

He uses a rope hoist to lift the tiger doll in and out of the cage to give the monkeys a fright.

"First, I tied a crocodile doll to the rope hoist, but the monkeys ripped it apart," he said.

He said he would propose his monkey-scaring idea to Laem Chabang city authorities.

Published : February 19, 2021

By : The Nation