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300 children bitten by blood sucking monkeys at famous Indian temple

I'm not making this up, folks.

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Monkeys lurking at an ancient Hindu temple in India's northeast have attacked up to 300 children over three weeks, temple officials said Tuesday.

"They hide in trees and swoop on unsuspecting children loitering about in the temple premises or walking by, clawing them and even sucking a bit of blood," Bani Kumar Sharma, a priest at the Kamakhya temple in Assam state, told The Associated Press. The temple, one of the most famous in India, is located in Gauhati, Assam's capital.

"I was returning home from school when a monkey suddenly pounced on me, scratched my head and hand and pushed me to the ground," said Jolly Sharma, a 6-year-old girl.

At least 2,000 rhesus monkeys roam in and around the temple, but none had shown aggressive behavior in the past, the priest said.

Monkeys are often found in tens of thousands of temples across India. They are seen as a symbol of Hanuman, the mythical monkey god, and devotees visiting temples often feed them. While occasional attacks by monkeys are not uncommon at temples, the sudden surge in attacks at the Gauhati temple has experts perplexed.

Some say the Gauhati monkeys may be turning violent because of shrinking living spaces, or because animals once kept as pets might not have been able to adjust to new lives around the temple.

"The loss of habitat due to increased human settlement in the hills around the temple and the release of monkeys kept confined at home ... could be among the reasons for some of the monkeys behaving in a weird manner," said Narayan Mahanta, a wildlife official in Gauhati.

Three monkeys were randomly tranquilized by wildlife officials over the weekend and have been taken to the Gauhati Zoo where they will be examined in search of clues to explain the changing behavior, Mahanta said.
I've been saying for years that those blood sucking monkeys are out of control.

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well shit
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Damn if this doesn't sound like some Roger Corman movie.
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Maybe we could import some of these monkeys and use them as school hall monitors. Then those little shits wouldn't cause any more trouble, would they?
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If only they could have stuck to flinging poo.

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There's an evil monkey living in my closet.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
There's an evil monkey living in my closet.
Redundant - all monkeys are evil.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
There's an evil monkey living in my closet.
Tell him to come out and live openly. Don't ask, don't tell.
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hmmm...
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I wonder how the blood-sucking monkeys got all the way to India from West Mifflin, PA????

Hmmmmmm.........


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its CONGO!!!!
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I think that we need a South Park episode about this.

How funny would it be if a monkey just entered the school and killed Kenny with no explanation?
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Originally posted by Bandoman
Redundant - all monkeys are evil.
YES! YES! I have been trying to tell my husband this for years!
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I've been telling you people not to mess with us, but did you listen? Nooo ...

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"I was returning home from school when a monkey suddenly pounced on me, scratched my head and hand and pushed me to the ground," said Jolly Sharma, a 6-year-old girl.
How many 6 year old kids talk that way? Maybe the monkeys are just picking on the nerds.
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They're sending in a negotiator.


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Originally posted by nazz
How many 6 year old kids talk that way? Maybe the monkeys are just picking on the nerds.
It could be a translation.
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Serves those pesky kids right.

Go crazed monkeys!
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Originally posted by nazz
How many 6 year old kids talk that way? Maybe the monkeys are just picking on the nerds.
Maybe the monkeys are taking out the most intelligent kids before they take out the monkeys.
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pray.....for.....mojo......
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YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!!!!!!!

Someone had to say it!!!
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i always wondered where the trunk monkey training facility was. maybe they can work this into new sales. like going there and hand picking your own monkey.
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Are trunk monkeys standard on any models? Do BMW owners get better monkeys than Toyota owners?

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