A 13 years old Tiv boy from Katsina-Ala Local Government of Benue State narrated on Friday how Bush Baby followed him home from their farm.
A Bush Baby is also called Galago or nagapy, is from a nocturnal primate. Terhemba whose father owns a large mango and rice farm at Katsina-Ala road said he spotted the Bush Baby on a tress watching them work and he was surprised that it was not scared.
His statement reads:
“I was sifting. We’ve been doing this for weeks. I spotted the squirrel-like animal watching at us from a tree which wasn’t too far from our location.
I wanted to hunt it, but I was tired already; also I knew my Mom would scream at me for neglecting my role…” He said.
When he arrived home with his Mom, a work-house, a hut few miles away from the farm, Terhemba said he saw the same animal outside.
“When we got here, I saw it again close to that hill. Meaning it had followed us all the way back home.”
However, the mother doubts that that is the same animal the son spotted in the farm, but Terhemba is very affirmative, saying that it has “the same body and marks”.
The audience is pushed to believe his opinion because according to people in the area, the animal is not common on their side.
The most interesting and shocking part is “that the Galago didn’t try to escape. Terhemba just picked it up like a pet dog” said a neighbour.
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