India’s bustling capital has been a little more bustling of late with a veritable invasion of rude, sometimes dangerous monkeys. As the forests outlying the city have been destroyed, more and more rhesus macaque monkeys have made their way into the urban areas. In some cases they have literally overrun government buildings and are known for biting and stealing food from people passing by.
“I will totally F&*# you up”…he seems to say.
In two recent examples of the mayhem, a monkey went on a rampage in Dehli yesterday severely injuring 25 people including babies and children. While the exact cause of the monkey’s behavior was not known, witnesses told reporters that…
…the monkey had recently lost his job at DEFEN-S, a military contracting company outside the capital, and claimed to be on his ” way home to see [his] daughter.”
In another incident that could be seen as slightly funny if you have a cold, black heart, the Deputy Mayor of New Delhi was killed in late October after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys. In attempting to fight them off, SS Bajwa fell from his first story window and died of his injuries.
To make matters even worse, monkeys are considered holy by Hindus, so not only do people not approve of exterminating them, but the people actually offer them treats in the city squares and parks on a regular basis. Luckily, the Indian Government has developed a sure-fire way of combating the infestation that does not violate the Hindu religion; they are training groups of larger, much more “ferocious” monkeys called langurs to attack and chase off the packs of rhesus monkeys.
Langurs are so ferocious, this is what it looks like when they’re in LOVE.
What to do when the langurs get out of control? They haven’t planned that far in advance, but it will “most definitely involve wolves or bears or some kind of combination of the two”, according to a high-ranking Indian official who wished to remain anonymous.