Thursday, November 15, 2007

Monkey injures several during rampage

Okay, let me state right away that children being injured is never funny.

That out of the way, let me also say that monkeys on a rampage is hilarious.

Monkey injures several during rampage
As New Delhi's forest cover shrinks, rhesus macaque monkeys have overrun its government buildings, temples and residential areas, occasionally biting passers-by or snatching food from them. A government official died last month when he fell from his balcony during an attack by wild monkeys.
Okay, that's not funny either.
Part of the problem is that devout Hindus believe monkeys are manifestations of the god Hanuman and feed them bananas and peanuts, encouraging them to frequent public places.
Religion IS the root of all carnage.
Last year, the Delhi High Court reprimanded city authorities for not doing enough to stop the animals from terrifying residents. City authorities have experimented with using langurs — a larger and fiercer kind of monkeyto scare or catch the macaques, but the problem persists.
Nothing like stopping a bleeding finger by cutting off your arm.