A Saudi Arabia baboon war has broken out in the village of Kiad. Reportedly, baboons are gathering in groups and attacking nearby homes in search of food. According to a report from the Atlantic Wire on Feb. 3, the baboons are highly intelligent and they are terrorizing the neighborhood with coordinated attacks. Here's what resident of the town of Heli, Adel Medini, had to say about the baboon uprising,
"It’s a daily game of hide and seek. The baboons are targeting empty houses and are well aware of what they are doing. The assault on the village is not random, as some believe. They proceed according to studied plans. That’s why their attacks do not fail. For example, imagine a resident who is absent from their home for a period of time. Even though it’s just one day, he is surprised to return to find his home in disarray."
The residents are now seeking official help with the ongoing baboon war in Saudi Arabia. Officials at the National Wildlife Protection Agency are blaming the large baboon invasion on a severe drought that has destroyed vegetation in the regular habitat's of the baboons.
Although residents have employed a number of tactics to fight off the baboons, such as poisoning bananas, the animals have shown no sign of giving up their relentless attacks on the residences.