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Solutions sought to address monkey overpopulation that poses serious threat for farmers in St. Kitts-Nevis

Solutions to solve the problem of crop destruction wreaked by the Green Vervet Monkey, which according to a count previously done, outnumbers the population of St. Kitts and Nevis by a few thousands were discussed by E. Alistair Edwards, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, on “Working for You”, on July 4.

“We have two such so far. One is an electrical fence working by and large. The strand of wire to the top of your fence, which doesn’t allow the monkey to get in is a live wire, not enough to kill a human, but enough to give a very strong shock. We’ve had one established in Tabernacle. We have a farmer in Saddlers who has one (and) a farmer in Mansion.

 

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