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Monday, May 29, 2006

'The monkey terror'

Rampaging monkeys are a huge problem in Delhi, reliable friends of a financial and literary kind once informed me, and I read today in the Times of India that the government has found a solution: fake langurs.

The article elaborates on the problem:
An earlier plan to trap the pests and ship them to neighbouring states fell apart after these states complained they had enough trouble coping with their own monkeys.

Exterminating the animals was not an option are they are worshipped as incarnations of Lord Hanuman, sources said.
I can't make up my mind about which sentence I am more amused by.
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