Residents of the elite village of Nordelta, located in the north-east of Argentina, faced an invasion of capybaras that devour lawns and garden plants, leave excrement everywhere and bite dogs. About it writes The Guardian.
According to ecologists, the capybaras did not capture the village, but, on the contrary, returned to their homes. Nordelta was built on the site of wetlands, where these rodents have long lived.
According to The Guardian, residents of the village are unhappy that capybaras have flooded local streets. In addition, due to rodents, the number of road accidents has increased. The Nordelts are ready to shoot capybaras, but local authorities forbid any harm to the rodents or even touching them.
According to the Argentine conservationist Enrico Viale, the invasion of capybaras could draw attention to the destruction of the country’s valuable wetlands, which suffer not only from the construction of elite villages, but also from the expansion of agricultural land.
Nordelta, an elite settlement for wealthy Argentines, fenced off from the outside world, began to be built in 1999, despite protests from environmentalists. As of 2014, 25 thousand people lived in the village.