Monkeys Everywhere

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THE PLANK NOVEMBER 14, 2007

Monkeys Everywhere

It's not easy picking out the most surreal sentence from this Times piece about New Delhi being overrun by packs of wild monkeys. Is it the part where a gang of monkeys kills the deputy mayor? Maybe it's this:

Politicians with residences in the area have resorted to hiring private monkey catchers, men who use a larger, dark-faced monkey, the langur, to scare away the smaller wild ones.

And what happens when the bigger monkeys start overwhelming the city? An arms race, that's what.

--Bradford Plumer

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