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Bin turned into monkey trap: AVA, NParks to probe

AVA-contracted monkey catchers allegedly behind the illegal device

Published on Feb 6, 2014 6:51 AM
 
The "monkey-proof" public litter bin that was allegedly converted into a monkey trap. -- PHOTO: SABRINA JABBAR

A "monkey-proof" public litter bin that was allegedly converted into a monkey trap by contractors hired to catch them is being investigated by two government agencies.

An animal welfare worker spotted the National Parks Board (NParks) bin on Old Upper Thomson Road at a site near Upper Peirce Reservoir Park where she had not seen it before.

It has a lid which the animals may find difficult to open - but this had been propped open and tied to some fruit, while peanuts had been scattered nearby as bait.

An unofficially modified lock had been added to trap the monkey once the fruit was disturbed.

 
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