The other day I woke up around 3:30 am not because of the occasional teenager burning his dad's car tires on the road nor by the late night loud music enthusiasts but by the sounds of donkeys. Now don't get me wrong I don't hate donkeys, they were so useful for the Man Kind for most of the human history and still are in some places . I even have a T-shirt that has a zebra ( the donkey's closest cute cousin ). However, the fact that wild animals are invading Salalah's suburbs is very disturbing because of:
1-Threat of car accidents.
2-Noise pollution after midnight.
4-I'm not superstitious but donkey's sounds are kind of creepy at night.
5-Hello we are in the city!
I have seen even wild white foxes in new suburban areas running around and of course we have stray cats and sometimes stray dogs.
This also brings up the topic of "domesticated" wild animals. I know many accidents that happened because of such animals especially camels. It is always dangerous to drive above 100 Km/h in the ring road especially at night time.
I think the government should have a national plan to protect wild animals, live stock and their owners , city residents and maintain safe roads for everyone to use. If we don't know how to do it then may be we can benefit from other countries' experiences, surely we aren't the only country with animals!