RAWALPINDI: Four wild monkeys caused havoc in Rawalpindi on Monday with the animals spreading fear and panic among residents.
They attacked cows and chickens and fatally injured them in Rata Amral neighbourhood .
According to residents, the wild animals climbed the mobile tower and would jump onto the roofs of houses.
They added that the monkeys would kill the domesticated animals in the area with parents not letting their children go out onto the streets fearing an attack.
CDA officials blame monkeys for damaging street lights in Islamabad
A Rescue 1122 spokesperson said that their workers were trying to catch the monkeys but to no avail.
The local wildlife department had been contacted to help catch the wild animals, he added.
Last year, Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials had blamed monkeys for damaging street lights in Islamabad.
An official said, "They break the top housing of the lights where bulbs are intact.”
He also said that the flexible mould of the lights attracts monkeys to play with it, thus they get damaged.