泰國猴子發瘋連警察都沒輒 網驚:台灣會不會也一樣? | Thai police powerless in resolving rampage of sex-crazed monkeys

(Photo courtesy of @cinepobre/Twitter)

【看CP學英文】隨著新型冠狀肺炎疫情擴散,許多國家開始封鎖邊境,導致旅遊相關行業大受影響。也因此,泰國華富里市的猴子主要糧食來源急速銳減。

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing several countries into lockdown and tourism-related industries put on hold, monkeys in Lopburi, Thailand have faced an unexpected challenge: the lack of food.

據泰國媒體報導,近期當地居民因試圖解決此問題,開始餵食攻擊性極強的獼猴垃圾食物,導致情況更加嚴重。

The situation has since worsened as locals began feeding the sex-crazed macaques junk food, making the already “vicious” monkeys even more hyperactive, according to Thai local media.

Photo of the monkeys’ rampage in March during the beginning of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of @JJHTweets/Twitter)

配戴彈弓的當地警察也表示無能為力,其中一位告訴當地媒體所有試圖驅散猴子的方式毫無作用。

Police armed with slingshots have been reported to be powerless in subduing the monkeys’ rampage across the city, as one officer told the media that attempts in dispersing the monkeys have yielded poor results.

The monkeys are starving for a lack of food from tourists. (Photo courtesy of @LukasJHofer/Twitter)

挨餓的猴子目前已佔領市區內荒廢的電影院內,據報導,有民眾因害怕遭到猴子攻擊而不敢踏出門。

The hungry primates have since holed up in an abandoned cinema in town and the citizens are reportedly afraid to step outside for fear of being attacked. 

(Photo courtesy of @thaimythbuster/Twitter)

隨著都市化的過程,許多小動物的家也隨之被摧毀,日前台灣也經常爆出類似問題。

As urbanization progresses and tears into the natural habitats of small creatures, many cities have faced similar situations, including Taiwan.

2017年,一位女子在高雄市山區爬山遭受獼猴攻擊,後來,類似攻擊事件層出不窮,政府便架設電網防止猴子鑽進當地果園,同時也提出地方自治法,推廣「不餵食」、「不接觸」、「不干擾」,違反此規定的遊客將被處5000元至1萬元罰緩。

In 2017, a woman in Kaohsiung City was reportedly attacked by local macaques while hiking in the mountains. Following numerous monkey-related incidents, the city government eventually set up fences with low-current electricity to bar the monkeys from heading into orchards to steal food.

New regulations were also implemented, barring visitors from feeding, touching, and harassing the monkeys. Violators can receive penalties of up to NT$10,000.