Farmers and villagers are in misery following the rise in wild animal menace in Siddapura. Wild elephants, monkeys and bison have been straying into the villages and engaged in damaging crops.
Worry has gripped the labourers working in farmlands and low plantations and they’re working for his or her livelihood amid the scare of elephant assault.
Wild elephant menace
Siddapura, Beetikadu, Karadigodi, Guhya, Ammathi, Karmadu, Hosakote, Maldare and Nelyahudikeri areas have been affected by the wild elephant menace for the final a number of years.
A herd of elephants that stray into villages have been engaged in destroying crops in addition to attacking human beings. The farmers have already misplaced espresso, mango, banana and different crops.
Despite bringing the problem to the discover of forest division officers, no motion has been initiated to verify the menace, mentioned the villagers.
Regardless of being chased to the forest, the herd returns after a number of days. The photo voltaic fences and trenches laid to verify the straying of elephants are of no use.
Just lately, a tusker was captured at Hosathota in Ammathi. Nonetheless, the elephant menace has elevated in Hosathota, mentioned, villagers.
The monkey menace has additionally elevated in Karadigodi, Maldare and Valnoor-Tyagathoor.
Packs of monkeys have been straying into the plantations. Monkeys are usually not solely consuming fruits however, are additionally engaged in damaging espresso berries and different vegetation.
The bursting of crackers to scare away monkeys has no affect on them.
The recognizing of pug marks of a tiger at Rayagodu property and Maldare has created concern among the many villagers.
Additional, wild boars have additionally been destroying crops in Karadigodu and surrounding areas.
Kambeeranda Devaiah, from Teakwood Property of Karadigodu, mentioned, “The photo voltaic fences are usually not maintained nicely. Because of this, the wild animals stray into the villages searching for meals. The federal government ought to provoke measures to verify the menace.”
Lakshmi, a lady labourer, mentioned, “We’re scared to work inside plantations. However, we’ve got to work to eke out a residing.”