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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Planet of the Apes Redux: Helli in Delhi

I thought it was hysterically funny when I first heard tell of the monkey-mania Delhi, India was caught up in earlier this year. Monkeys had taken over parliament. I thought "send them to Ottawa... sounds like a step up!"

Monkeys are everywhere in Delhi. They've overtaken patios, balconeys, and even people's homes. The obvious answer is to start killing 'em, but the trouble is that there's a monkey god in the Hindu faith, and monkeys are considered the manifestation of him.

Now, though, things are escalating. The monkeys are now murdering bastards, having more or less killed the Deputy Mayor of Delhi.

No, really.

The story is here. But here's a snippet for ya.
The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi died on Sunday after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys.

SS Bajwa suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the first-floor terrace of his home on Saturday morning trying to fight off the monkeys.
What was pretty amusing earlier this spring is getting pretty spooky now. I'm almost expecting Charlton Heston to enter stage left and find his monkey queen or something.

Insert hellacious screeching of monkeys here. (Now obviously they haven't been suiting up in Marine attire, that was found in a very amusing piece on RadarOnline, which you can read here. The photo up top, however, is just a sampling of the monkey menace in real Delhi life. And I thought squirrels were bad.)