St. James Davis had severe facial injuries and would require extensive surgery in an attempt to reattach his nose, Dr. Maureen Martin of Kern Medical Center told KGET-TV of Bakersfield. His testicles and a foot also were severed, Kern County Sheriff's Cmdr. Hal Chealander told The Bakersfield Californian.
Buddy, a 16-year-old male chimp, initiated the attack and after he was shot, Ollie, a 13-year-old male, grabbed the gravely injured man and dragged him down the road, authorities said.
"Everybody was trying to get the chimp off," Chealander said.
Bad monkey! Bad monkey!
Chimps critically injure sanctuary visitor
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The chimps severed a foot,a testicle and his nose.
A game of "got yer nose" goes horribly wrong... Next time, on Sick Sad World!
I still mourn for the loss of Daria.
It's the trifecta of the worst possible injuries! Those chimps know their business!
Definately sounds like a retaliation attack.
One of the chimps was heard mumbling the word bitch as he was dragging the dude away.
Can't help but wonder what the dude did to the chimps.
One of the chimps was heard mumbling the word bitch
"This one's for Bubbles"
"Can't help but wonder what the dude did to the chimps."
Kept calling them "monkeys".
Yeah, yeah. Damn you all to hell, etc.
I'm still confused about why, after the chimp had done such bad things, everyone was trying to get him off. It just seems like punishment would be more in order than sex.
What about the surgery to attach the later two parts?
Anyone that stupid doesn't get their testicles back...
Yes, because anyone who goes to an animal sanctuary is stupid.
the filthy monkey.
"St. James and LaDonna Davis were at the Animal Haven Ranch in Caliente to celebrate the birthday of Moe, a 39-year-old chimpanzee who was taken from their suburban Los Angeles home in 1999 after biting off part of a woman's finger."
Clearly the other monkeys were trying to prove to Moe that they were just as hard-core as he.
LOLZ EVERYONE WAS TRYING TO GET THE CHIMP OFF!!!!11
A chimpanzee tore his foot off?
from the radio report i heard of this this morning, they actually chewed it off.
"Expert: Chimp May Have Had Personal Vendetta Against Victim"
""This is a most unusual attack," said Martine Collete, chimpanzee expert and founder of the Wildlife Waystation, where Moe once lived. "It is not a normal attack for a chimp. Chimps do not normally attack with such violence except under extreme circumstances. In the wild, it would normally be an attack involving territory.
"It appears to be a personal attack against Mr. Davis," Collette added.
"Either the chimp was very, very angry with Mr. Davis, or had a dislike for Mr. Davis, or Mr. Davis did something," Collette said."
Well, chimps have been known to attack each other with such violence. There's an example given by Frans de Waal in his "Peacemaking among Primates" (bizarely enough) where two beta males gang up on an old alpha, IIRC, and among other things bite his testicles off.
De Waals opines that it was because the chimps were confined in a zoo that it got so bad, otherwise the old alpha might have escaped with a mere beating and loss of status. Worth thinking about next time you're at the zoo making faces at the apes.
Headline: "Monkey Steals Peach".
mmm... "upward groin slap"... (( drool ))
The part of the story they're ignoring...
The chimp was none other than the former chimp-actor who portrayed "Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp"
Also for his lesser-known role as "David Hasselhoff" from "Baywatch" fame.
Johnny Chimpo, notorious smuggler
It wasn't me, yo!
"Centaurs and monkeys, just cluster around us...
...How bad it gets, you can't imagine."
he wanted the cake and they wouldn't share. obviously he thought a great substitute for cake was human flesh. it's a logical progression.
I knew it!!!
What pisses me off about this is that chimps get to be 4x as strong as us and they never workout.
It's odd; humans are optimized for endurance, especially running. Few if any animals (excepting flying birds, that is) can run 20 miles on a hot day as fast as a man. WtH we need that for so badly, your guess is as good as mine.
Very tragic. Perhaps St. James Davis looked like an older alpha male chimp.