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Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:28 am

Wow..this must be the most bizarre story ever! Sort of like the Planet of the Apes...

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

Story here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7055625.stm
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:38 am

Wow, I'm speechless, I guess only in India, where even wild animals can be spotted just outside the city, for example Mumbai's problem with Leopards, and the ever present Monkey populations, many thing that Monkey's are harmless creatures, but they're still WILD animals.
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:32 am

can't they just shoot the damm things ???
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:55 am

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 2):
can't they just shoot the damm things ???

from the article "Culling [ie killing them] is seen as unacceptable to devout Hindus, who revere the monkeys as a manifestation of the monkey god Hanuman, and often feed them bananas and peanuts"
 
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:21 am

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 2):
can't they just shoot the damm things

yeah a large part of the country would be against that, not to mention its just inhumane, I think Indians will just be fine with these Monkeys, its not like the Monkeys bit his head off.
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:39 am

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 2):
can't they just shoot the damm things ???

No way! Not when they can...

"train bands of larger, more ferocious langur monkeys to go after the smaller groups of Rhesus macaques."



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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 1):
I guess only in India, where even wild animals can be spotted just outside the city,

Actually I remember that "Dirty Jobs" episode where they go to that monkey re-hab place in South Africa.....Patti was vicous......
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:12 am

Quoting USFlyer MSP (Reply 3):
is seen as unacceptable to devout Hindus, who revere the monkeys as a manifestation of the monkey god Hanuman,

The last thing you want to do is piss off the monkey gods
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:22 am

The monkeys did not kill him. He fell down from his balcony trying to shoo away a monkey. It was his on stupidity which killed him.
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:25 am

The problem is that the monkey first lost their fear of humans and that, due to food given to them, they expect that any human should give them food as well. If they do not receive the food, they become very agressive (just think about the Black Bears in the US national parks).
These monkeys also have strong teeth and can bite.

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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:06 am

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 8):
just think about the Black Bears in the US national parks).

But at least those black bears are good eating........mmmmmmm......sausage.....
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 8):
It was his on stupidity which killed him.

Here comes to monkey defenders, LOL  Big grin, I agree with youre statements tho, Its not like the Monkeys gave him rabies or bit his body parts off.
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:58 pm

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 4):

yeah a large part of the country would be against that, not to mention its just inhumane, I think Indians will just be fine with these Monkeys, its not like the Monkeys bit his head off.

You've obviously not gone to India. The monkeys are a dang nuisance...and almosy everybody hates them. Monkeys are always ruining food, stealing stuff, and biting people. If it weren't for the Hindus' reverence of life, particularly monkeys, then these little pests would probably be restricted to the forest regions. If I recall correctly, the same kind of thing happened with rats in NE India a while back. And because no one would kill the rats, the miliatary came in and "dealt" with them. Anyone remember when or if that ever happened?

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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:00 pm

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 11):
You've obviously not gone to India.

I lived in India for 10 years, LOL. I was born there.

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 11):
If it weren't for the Hindus' reverence of life

exactly why they not going to be exterminated
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:17 pm

Well, humans kill more monkeys than the opposite, so no big problem for me. Or shall it only be one specie on this planet and this specie pet and food supplier left?
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:46 pm

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 8):
He fell down from his balcony trying to shoo away a monkey. It was his on stupidity which killed him.

This may add to fuel to the rumor that spanking your monkey can lead to your death...

I know, it's a stretch...  Smile
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:13 pm

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 12):
I lived in India for 10 years, LOL. I was born there.

My apologies!  Wow! I knew such an assumption would be risky! What part of India? I went to Andhra Pradesh last summer and fell in love with India.

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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:42 pm

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 15):
I knew such an assumption would be risky! What part of India? I went to Andhra Pradesh last summer and fell in love with India.

Northeast India, but in a way youre correct, I lived in a part of India that didnt have monkies in the streets, lol. I am not aware of the situations in other cities, as I havent been all around the country, and youre right tho, Monkies are a damn nuisance they steal, they are very deceitful animals and have sharp teeth.
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:50 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 10):

But at least those black bears are good eating........mmmmmmm......sausage.....

Like the sausage, eh?  Silly

Anyway, I have heard that monkeys are not bad eating either. Their athletic nature probably means lean, tasty meat.
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:56 am

Aah ... fresh monkey brain picked out of a live one ... it's lunch time now ...  Big grin
 
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RE: Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:08 pm

Check out Mahableshwar.The monkeys can be a nuisance.
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