Villagers keep guard against pigs night and day in southeastern Turkey

People living in the southeastern province of Batman’s Cigir village keep guard in turn night and day to protect their crops from pigs.

In an effort to protect their corn field, villagers decided to keep guard in the village which has a population of 700. Village headman Ramazan Anlayici told Cihan news agency that people use rifle just to scare animals not to enter the fields and shooting pigs is forbidden in their village.

“Our farmers often have trouble with the pigs. We keep guard for 24 hours. Pigs generally appear at nights. We keep guard night and day,” said Anlayici.

A farmer, Adnan Kilic said the pigs remove corn seeds from the fields and they have to plant new seeds repeatedly. Despite freezing weather, people continue to keep guard in a tent.