Tuesday, November 02, 2004

(The Bollywood Remix)

Who said there ain't such a thing as "flying monkeys". In Gauhati, India, where supposedly, all life is scared amongst some of the populace, local kids are getting their asses whipped by a bunch of temple monkeys.
"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, said.
Bright little buggers, aren't they: they must've been watching filmi such as "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Birds".
"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 six-year-old girl.
Not-so-Jolly might have left out the part when said simian gangsta ran off with her lunch money...
Monkeys are often found in tens of thousands of temples across India. They are seen as a symbol of Hanuman, the 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.
Maybe their Parliament should consider "workfare" for these freeloaders?

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