In Çukurca district on the Iraqi border, farmers keep watch in the wooden observation areas they have built on the trees so that the wild boars do not damage their fields.
In the Çukurca district and villages of Hakkari’s border with Iraq, the farmers, who are suffering from the damage of wild boars on agricultural lands such as rice and sesame, resort to various methods to protect their fields.
Trying to make the animals afraid of the noise by drawing strips on the cultivated lands, the farmers alternately ensure the safety of the fields in the areas they make of wood on the trees.
Wild boar watch on the trees of the farmers in Çukurca – VIDEO
They are waiting for their fields at 10 meters high
The farmers, who go to the observation areas at a height of about 10 meters from the ground, regardless of the danger, keep watch at the points that dominate the fields until the first light of the day.
Farmers, who go around the fields with flashlights and phone lights, and try to keep the animals away from time to time by shooting in the air with a hunting rifle, try to protect their products with this method for about 4 months until the harvest period.
“We are keeping watch by obtaining permission from the relevant authorities”
According to the news of AA; Abdurrahman Özer, one of the farmers, said that pigs sometimes damage the paddy he planted in his field.
Stating that he kept watch at the top of the tree where he made wood to avoid further damage, Özer said:
“Every evening I come at 9 am and stay until 4 am. This watch will continue until the end of September. The pigs have increased a lot. They travel in herds. We have to do this, too. We keep watch with permission from the relevant places. Animals eat the product during the harvest period, too. “We put a lot of effort into cultivating the field.
Mustafa Güneş said that mostly sesame and paddy have been planted in the district recently.
“We can’t buy products if we don’t keep watch”
Sun, “The number of pigs is high and they damage the crops. Therefore, it is obligatory to keep watch. If we do not keep watch, we will not be able to produce crops. We also build a place on the top of the trees. We protect ourselves against animals such as pigs, bears, wolves and snakes. Here we can see the land more clearly. Until the morning. “We keep watch. 2-3 people stay together. We keep vigil alternately during the day. This process takes about 4 months.” he said.
Explaining that they will harvest the crops they planted in the fields in 2 months, Mesut Yaşar said that they had to keep watch until they carried the crops from the field.
Yaşar stated that they are safer on trees. “We are keeping watch to ensure that wild animals do not damage the fields. Pigs are particularly damaging to rice. Bears are also damaging both thirst and hanging gardens.” said.