Shivamogga: Farmer paints dog to resemble tiger to keep monkeys away


Daijiworld Media Network – Shivamogga (EP)

Shivamogga, Nov 30: In a bizarre yet innovative move, a farmer painted his dog to resemble a tiger, to keep monkey menace at bay.

To avoid man-animal conflict, the farmers of the Malnad region are adopting creative techniques. Srikanth Gowda, a farmer residing in Nallur village, Theerthahalli taluk of Shivamogga district, painted his dog with stripes, so that it resembles a tiger.

Gowda tells media that the colour applied is safe. It is a hair dye which will remain intact for months. “I came up with this plan to keep monkeys away from my farm. Many farmers here are adopting unique techniques to protect their crops,” he said.

Recently, a farmer in Bhatkal had kept a big doll resembling a tiger to protect his farm produce from monkeys. Monkeys stopped coming to the farm after that.

Another farmer in Kakkarasiya, Soraba taluk installed speakers in his farm. He then frequently played barking noises, which kept wildlife and cattle away from the farm.

The government is also taking steps to solve monkey menace, by creating monkey parks in the forests and hence creating a separate habitat for them. The monkey parks are expected to be ready in a few months.

  

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Monkeys are not really scared of real tigers . In fact i have seen videos where monkeys playing some tricks like hanging from tree and pulling tiger's tail for fun and running to top of tree etc. May be Farmers need to install speakers that play big gun sound and other sounds to scare them away. Government should provided these to farmers for free.

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  • OSWALD VAZ, THOTTAM/ BAHRAIN

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Good creative idea but from the point of Dogs health i feel not good . Reason being
    Dogs fur may get infection due to chemical mixture of paint.

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  • Evans Alex, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Good idea.cretive and thoughtful indeed.

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  • Evans Alex, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Good idea.cretive and thoughtful indeed.

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    It is going to playtime for the monkeys when the 'tiger' barks

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  • George, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Now, the Dogs and Tigers have to fight for their identity and take a morcha to the designated place and fight for their rights. Form a committee of Dogs & Tigers for this inhuman behaviour. Monkeys will have the last laugh.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    "Gorillas share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans, making them our closest cousins after chimpanzees and bonobos"
    Monkeys too have wisdom and quick adaptations to get used to the surroundings. When they see this dog in Tigers attire, they will surely make friends playing with the dog. Also, dog will not change it behavior simply he has been made to look like a tiger. Any ways poo/helpless farmers efforts are applauded. Let him save his crops which is livelihood and source of income.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Our Monkeys get scared only of Politicians ...

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    That was a good one.
    Wonder if PETA will be after the farmer for animal cruelty and drag him
    to the courts like they do for Kambla races..

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  • Blaise Dsouza, Kadri Toll Gate, Mangalore-575002

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Please remember that Dogs and animals by and large are color blind, they can't differentiate colours like human beings.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    If the farmer paints himself like a tigter ,it is still better...He can visit Dskshina Kannada or Udupi to get better painting idea.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi /Udupi

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    Poor Farmers struggle looks like fun for rich peoples. But they forgot money wont produce food stuffs.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Nov 30 2019

    Hindustani's are familier with Man ki bath.., now it is interesting to note about Monkeys news..., time fofr a change...!!!

    lol...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Nov 30 2019

    monkeys will find out when this 'tiger' opens his mouth...

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  • Lan......, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Nov 30 2019

    People,

    First and foremost 'Monkey Park' is Vidhana Saudha....all top APES are sitting there...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi /Udupi

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    We made them to sit there, we feeding them.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Dec 1 2019

    😆😆😆😆😆😆.....how to send tiger painted dogs there ? Lan.. sir any idea??

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Sat, Nov 30 2019

    This farmer doesnt know that these monkeys far intelligent than the TAX PAYER, once they got know this is a dog then GOD only save this dog !!

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