Indian Farmer Paints Tiger Stripes on Dog to Scare Away Monkeys

An Indian farmer fed up with monkeys feasting on his crops came up with a rather clever solution to the problem by painting stripes on his dog so that it looked like a tiger. The weird dye job was reportedly the brainchild of Srikanta Gowda, who resides in the city of Shivamogga. Residents of the region have been struggling in recent weeks with a spate of incidents in which voracious wild monkeys have decimated a number of farms.

Hoping to avoid having his coffee and areca crops fall victim to the hungry primates, Gowda initially placed a stuffed tiger in his field and that seemed to do the trick. However, when the doll's color faded due to the sun, the monkeys were no longer afraid of the 'creature' and descended upon the property once again. Realizing that he needed to take drastic measures to prevent losing his crops, the beleaguered farmer found an answer by way of his dog Bulbul.

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