Monkeys in India apparently can’t tell a tiger from a dog made to look like a tiger -- or at least that is what one farmer claims.
The farmer, identified as Srikanth Gowda, said he has been able to protect his coffee crop from monkeys by painting his pet dog Bulbul with black stripes, an Indian news outlet reports.
A dog named bulbul dressed as a ferocious cat. Gold!
Shivamogga: A farmer painted his dog to make it look like a tiger at Nallur village,Thirthahalli. Farmer's daughter says,'It was my father's idea to scare monkeys away. Earlier, monkeys used to destroy all our crops. Everyone in our village is replicating his idea." #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/oBH1rUlEUZ— ANI (@ANI) 2 December 2019
Bulbul is the Hindi word for nightingale.