Wild animals a nightmare for farmers

Daniel Lim

Farmers in Merangking are lamenting the issue of wild animals disturbing their plantations.

One farmer who operates a fruits and vegetable plantation said the affected crops include pineapples and rambutans, which are targetted by monkeys, squirrels and monitor lizards, and others.

These wild animals typically strike at night or during rainfall, when monitoring is limited.

In view of this, farmers have banded together in an attempt to protect their produce, setting up fences and traps, which have produced varying results.

Damaged crops at a Merangking plantation. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM