Wouldn’t you?

In the Sudanese capital city of Kassala, monkeys are running amok and attacking people. They are breaking into homes and stores to steal food.

Locals blame the attacks of deforestation, which is eliminating the monkeys’ food source. The attacks appear to be orchestrated, with groups of monkeys making a sustained offensive against a single target. The monkeys open refrigerators to take food out, or steal food that is laying on counters. Bakeries appear to be a particular target.

I’m simultaneously terrified by the idea of monkeys breaking into my house, and impressed by their skill at theivery.

Posted on August 20th, 2004 by Katxena