Two monkeys were reportedly captured in India kill about 250 dogs in a grueling revenge massacre after pooches killed one of their babies.
The primate perpetrators allegedly slaughtered the dogs by dragging them to the tops of buildings and trees in the village of Lavool, about 300 miles east of Mumba, and dropping them to their death.
“Two monkeys who were involved in the killing of many pups were caught in Beed by a team from the Nagpur Forest Department,” Sachin Kand, a forest officer in the Beed district of Maharashtra, told the local ANI news agency. according to New Delhi TV.
But the langur monkeys are not exactly charged with mass murder. Instead, they were shipped to Nagpur to be released in a nearby forest, NDTV reported.
The scheming monkeys have also been reported to have left pups on roofs and trees to die from lack of food and water. reported the Guardian.
But a local official said there was no evidence that the monkeys sought revenge.
“We have no evidence to support this theory. It is animal behavior and we cannot determine why they are behaving this way, ”the district official said, according to the news agency.
Villagers told News 18 that the murders began about a month ago when a couple of dogs killed a baby monkey.
In an animal warfare image, a tiny dog is seen in the claws of a primate near the edge of a building.
Locals contacted the Dharur Forestry Department after the monkeys also attacked some children, causing panic, according to the ANI.
The villagers decided to take action themselves and tried to catch the slippery animals, but the monkeys then turned their attention to the local men, some of whom were injured after falling off buildings trying to save the dogs, said the point of sale.