Raging gangs of wild monkeys are allegedly supposed to “kidnap” cats and dogs in Malaysia and “hold them hostage”.
One bizarre photo shows a determined monkey clutching a puppy on a roof – as pets disappear from people’s homes.
The moment a monkey jumped over a roof while holding a puppy
The weak pup was near death when he was finally rescuedPhoto credit: ViralPress
The very young black and white puppy named Saru was recently grabbed by the primate.
The wild monkey took the puppy to the top of a power pole in Taman Lestari Putra, Malaysia on September 16 before jumping from roof to roof with it.
Footage of the “monkey-catching dog incident” circulated on social media for several days, with some viewers assuming it was “fake news,” Oriental Daily reports.
Videos and photos showed the “great ape hugging the puppy” and escaping from people who tried to save him by jumping high on a roof or into the woods.
Local residents told reporters the monkey was part of a wild gang of primates known for stealing food from homes.
They are also now being held responsible for the recent disappearances of cats and dogs that were suddenly reported missing.
Some local residents complained about the monkeys’ aggressiveness and even called for extreme methods such as shooting.
One viewer, Cherry Lew Yee Lee, said, “The puppy looked tired and tired, but the monkey didn’t seem to hurt him.
“The monkey only held the pup while he was moving.
“It looked like it was treating the puppy like a friend or its baby, it was very strange.
“We still had to save the poor dog because he appeared to have starved to death.”
The puppy looked tired and tired, but the monkey didn’t seem to hurt him.
Cherry Lew Yee Lee
Cherry and her neighbors took the puppy to the area where the monkey was regularly sighted for several days.
However, her rescue attempts failed repeatedly because they were too slow, with the creature escaping via power lines and disappearing into the trees in the jungle with the puppy.
And when the locals managed to lure him with fruit, the monkey refused to drop the pup.
A Malay woman even tried to lure the monkey with a loaf of bread, The Smart Local reported.
Oriental Daily said the “whimpering of the puppy was heard from time to time” as it tried unsuccessfully to escape the clutches of its abductor.
One of his rescuers, Francis Poh, who said he had many years of experience rescuing cats and dogs in similar situations, said several “tricks” were used to try to rescue the puppy. But all that failed at first.
PUPPIES ‘VERY WEAK’
Three days after the puppy was caught by the monkey, a concerned Poh, 39, met with several animal friends.
They silently watched the primate gang for 45 minutes after discussing “Countermeasures because monkeys are so smart and vigilant”.
The monkey who was holding the pup eventually got down on a piece of grass, so the locals managed to scare him by throwing small stones and pieces of wood.
The frightened monkey let go of his hand and the puppy fell on the grass.
“After successfully rescuing the puppy, we found that it looked like it had not been weaned and may not have been eaten in many days, so it was very weak,” Poh said.
The pooch was taken to a veterinarian who said that although there were no major injuries, it suffered from slight swelling of the head and was weak for several days from the lack of food.
PUPPY A ‘PLAYMATE’
Poh said it seemed that the monkey did not intend to eat the pooch, but seemed to treat it like a playmate or its baby.
He added, “But after all, monkeys and dogs are different.
“They (monkeys) cannot take proper care of the puppy, so we still had to be considerate of the puppy’s health and rescue him.”
The puppy is now in stable condition in its new home after being nursed back to health.
Poh said the incident was a reminder to people that the incident demonstrated how overuse of forests resulted in wild animals losing their homes and instead living closer to people.
The Malaysian government receives an average of 3,800 complaints from the public about monkeys nationwide each year.
This has led the country’s wildlife department to develop a mass killing program that will kill up to 70,000 macaques annually between 2013 and 2016.
The monkey was filmed fleeing into trees
The primacy also let the puppy dangle on power lines while balancing
Eventually, however, the locals managed to save the little puppy
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