Nuisance of porcupines, monkeys forces Myagdi villagers to move out

BENI: Two families of a village located in the thicket of a jungle are now looking for an alternative settlement after failing to save their crops from ravenous wild animals in Myagdi district.

The locals of Lareni village of Bhakilmi VDC-9 in the district are being troubled by monkeys and porcupines. The families of Surya Kisan and Hari Kisan have decided to move out.

Therefore, the families of Surya Kisan and Hari Kisan have decided to move out.

Surya said that his family was faced with no option but to leave the village as they could not stop the monkeys and porcupines from ravaging the crops planted in their fields. The villagers have been spending whole nights guarding the fields with domestic weapons including torchlight and fire, but

The villagers have been spending whole nights guarding the fields with domestic weapons including torchlight and fire, but still have failed to stop the animals from destroying their crops.

The villagers decided to move out of the village after failing to prevent the wild animals despite using all the means and mediums, according to a villager Dale Charmakar.

The village currently has four families. Charmakar said that the effort to stop the animals even risked the lives of the villagers and they were forced to leave for protection of their women and children.

The villagers can reap only 20 per cent of the total crops planted in their fields.

They have been cultivating maize, potato, wheat and millet to make living. The villagers have been buying the food commodities from other villages as they have not been able to harvest their crops.