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Blood-Sucking Monkeys At Temple Attack Hundreds Of Kids

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

Temple officials said the monkeys hide in trees and swoop on unsuspecting children, "clawing them and even sucking a bit of blood." They said at least 2,000 rhesus monkeys roam in and around the temple, but none had shown aggressive behavior in the past.

While occasional attacks by monkeys are not uncommon at temples, the sudden surge in attacks at the Gauhati temple has experts perplexed. Some said the 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.

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6 Responses:

  1. fantasygoat says:

    I, for one, welcome our blood-sucking monkey overlords.

    (someone has to say it.)

  2. 0ccam says:

    Rhesus, huh? This would be payback then, as you've implied.

  3. baconmonkey says:

    perhaps it's a revolt, since the delerious Geourge appears to be ruling the world for annother 4.

  4. waywind says:

    Most places of worship have those guys in one form or another.

  5. Please tell me there's video. There has to be video, or this is all sadly wasted.