Friday, December 14, 2007

Weekly Monkey!

All right. So the Daily Monkey idea flopped.

Here is, as they say in journalism when they're not sure of any regular schedule, one in a continuing series of monkey news, this time from CNN.

NEW DELHI, India -- Monkey handler Ramal Lala strolls along New Delhi's streets, a leash on his monkey named Mungle. The local government has hired the two to chase down thousands of smaller monkeys known to roam this mega-city of 13 million people, hopping on just about anything, breaking into houses and occasionally biting spectators.

On this day, Lala bangs a large stick, yells at the monkeys and lets his partner off his leash. Mungle, a Langor monkey, jumps into the trees and hisses at his smaller monkey kin. Every once and a while, Lala whips out a slingshot and fires at the little menaces.

"They steal clothes, snatch food from inside the houses. They raid the houses in large numbers," he says. "Sometimes, the brave ones even bite."

Lala and Mungle are essentially the monkey police of New Delhi. The government wants men such as Lala to round up the wild monkeys and move them to the Bhati reserve on the edge of India's capital city.

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1 Comment:

Katy's cell said...

greetings from Vegas. when i was 13 we went on holiday in Kenya and there was a monkey that broke into our hotel room and stole my apple