Monkey troop rescue their orphan from police station

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  1. Nacirema

    Nacirema Purple Belt

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    I found the following story to be just unbelievable, but is apparently true:

    Monkeys rescued an orphaned member of their troop from an Indian police station after its mother was shot dead.

    The female langur was feeding on a tree when an orchard owner brought her down with an airgun in Murshidabad.

    The man was arrested by police for shooting a protected species, but the baby wouldn't let go of its dead mother.

    Police took the body to their station, where the baby continued to suckle its mother.

    Officers allowed it to stay the night, but around 30 monkeys laid siege to the station - gathering outside and on the roof.

    Officers were surprised when some monkeys managed to sneak into the station and quietly take the baby away with them.

    Inspector Prabir Dutta told newspaper Pragati: "What we saw was absolutely touching. It was as if the monkeys had made up their minds to take charge of the orphan. One of the females in the group held it close to its chest and even offered its teats to be sucked.

    "The monkeys behaved in an exemplary fashion and impressed us with their show of solidarity. Human beings have a lot to learn from them."

    Later hundreds of local people carried the body of the monkey in a procession, chanting the name of Hindu monkey god Hanuman, before burying it on the banks of a river.

    The orchard owner Syed Raza, who was released on bail, said: "I feel terrible. I had no intention of killing the monkey. I was just trying to scare it away from the trees and the gun went off."


    It may seem far fetched, but a Tibetan chick who grew up in India (exiled or something) told me once about seeing a woman get mugged by a group of monkeys, so strange human/monkey interaction may not be all that unique. Anyway, the story that the girl told me is that the monkeys surrounded the woman and either just took some oranges she had or motioned for them.
     
  2. Chillious

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    Hahaha that's awesome!!
     
  3. Steve Dougson

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    I would take the Indians seriously. I remember reading a story on canoe.ca that they were attacked on their roofs while sleeping(it was too hot in their homes) by a beast that had claws and 3 buttons that he pushed to give himself strength and invisiblity or something. It was one really fucked up story.
     
  4. 8thDegreeSavage

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    Yeah thats a kick ass story....those monkies owned the police...they should look into robbing banks.
     

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