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HomethailandMonkey mayhem as wild animals wreak havoc in supermarket raid: video

Monkey mayhem as wild animals wreak havoc in supermarket raid: video

A group of wild monkeys raided a supermarket and made off with a haul of bananas in a bizarre hit-and-run theft in Thailand. 

The monkeys diverted from their normal foraging grounds in a nearby forest to hit a 7-11 and take what bananas they could. The video of the incident shows the monkeys ransacking plastic crates after they pull back the covers, taking food then running away in rotation.

When the shop workers try to chase the monkeys away, the monkeys just sit on the nearby wires out of reach. 

One onlooker told Viral Press that the monkeys have tried to “barge into the shop when staff cannot close the entrance quickly enough,” and that the monkeys have even stolen food out of tourists’ hands.

“With the tourists gone, they’ve been more aggressive,” Supakarn Kaewchot said in 2021. “They’re invading buildings and forcing people to flee their homes.” 

More recently, the government has tried to manage the population by creating monkey sanctuaries, mass sterilization programs, habitat relocation and public education on how to handle the animals.

Peter Aitken is a Fox News Digital reporter with a focus on national and global news. 

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