Sex-crazed monkeys have forced humans to cower indoors after taking over an ancient city while fuelled by junk food.
The incredible sequence of events has seen an estimated 6,000 macaques run riot through the Thai city of Lopburi.
The randy primates have set up a HQ in a disused cinema, lashing out at anyone brave enough to try and drive them away.
Unfortunately some residents first thought the best way of calming the overzealous monkeys down was to give them fast food – but this has just made the situation worse.
Their new sugary diet and the lack of tourists because of the Covid-19 crisis has conspired to make life miserable for the people of Lopburi.
The macaques are laying their dead to rest in a projection room as locals struggle to come up with a plan to reclaim the streets.
Many have been forced to barricade themselves at home as the monkeys take over the streets.
One resident of the city, Kuljira Taechawattanawanna, lamented: “We live in a cage but the monkeys live outside.”
And she continued, the Daily Mail reports: “Their excrement is everywhere, the smell is unbearable especially when it rains.”
The number of monkeys has doubled in two years, and in recent weeks large brawls have terrified people living in the city.
Now it is reported that parts of the city have become no-go areas, and the monkeys have made a nuisance of themselves by tearing through shops and businesses, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
This hasn’t gone down well with everyone, however.
Shop owner Taweesak Srisaguan said: “I’m used to seeing them walking around, playing on the street.”
“If they’re all gone, I’d definitely be lonely.”
This has prompted officials to back a sterilisation campaign to prevent the population rising further.