Sunday, August 3, 2014

Masked Monkey Men Meet Macaque Menace!

"India has hired a group of monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings in the nation’s capital, officials said Thursday.

The “very talented” group of men has taken to wearing monkey masks, imitating their whoops and barks and hiding behind trees to ward off the aggressive animals, the head of the Delhi municipality told AFP.
Groups of monkeys, which are revered, roam freely around Delhi’s streets where they trash gardens, offices and even attack people in their search for food.
Concerns about the monkey population were raised in parliament where India’s government was asked what it was doing to combat the problem.
An Indian minister said 40 trained men had in fact been hired to protect the raucous house, itself accused of monkey-like behaviour, from the animal intruders.
“Various efforts are being made to tackle the monkey and dog menace inside and around the parliament house,” Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in a written reply to a lawmaker’s question."


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