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For some estates near the forest reserves, sometimes monkeys come over in their search for food. These normally come in a group and can be quite scary for some people. There have been instances of monkeys getting aggressive, attacking people and biting them. The other worry is what if the monkey has rabies?

According to the experts, one should not confront the monkeys, especially the alpha male nor look at them in the eyes as it means a challenge to them. The monkeys normally send an advance monkey to survey the area first. If there is no food, they will move on to other places. So, the best practice is to ensure all food is hidden away from their sight. Rubbish bins should be covered and well secured. Monkeys are very clever and they know how to use tools to open covers. When they cannot find any food, they will leave and residents can have their peace.

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