When wildlife gets too close for comfort

Wild animals attacking humans going about their business often lead to calls for culling of the creatures. But what if humans learn more about dos and dont’s around these wildlife? Stop feeding wild boars, monkeys or birds, for example, so they don’t see humans as food sources to come close to.

A pedestrian being "attacked" by a crow near block 110 Bishan street 12 on Feb 15, 2023. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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As some people cried for blood after a murder of crows was photographed attacking members of the public in Bishan two weeks ago, even the nature lover in me could feel for those who wanted the invasive birds to be culled.

In July 2020, I was walking along the fringe of a nature park with my mother and five-year-cousin when long-tailed macaques lunged at us, making my walking companions flee and leaving me to fend off the attacking troop with a mobile phone.

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