Oct 22, 2007

[Digg] Monkeys Kill Deputy Mayor

Flickr: dæxus - Monkey attack
Photo from dæxus' photostream.

I've never really liked monkeys. While I know they're theoretically our closes relatives from an evolutionary perspective, but the sight of them just unnerves me. I guess it's because of how close they are to seeming human given their ability to stand upright and their significant intelligence as compared to the rest of the animal kingdom.

So when this story from Delhi hit Digg, it really made me pause. I quote the header thus:

The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi has died a day after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys.

What a way to go. And I thought the Temple of Rats was disturbing. What complicates matters even further is that their religious beliefs prevent them from taking stronger action against the animals since they potentially represent relatives and ancestors in terms of the reincarnation principles of Hindu.

In the meantime, remember not to feed the monkeys.

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