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3 school girls bitten by monkey in Shizuoka

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Police said Wednesday that three high school girls were bitten by a monkey in Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

NTV reported that the girls were attacked by the monkey and bitten on the legs as they walked home from school on Monday afternoon. A week before this incident, another resident from the same district was also bitten by a monkey.

Police and neighborhood community associations have increased the frequency of patrols in response to the attack.

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girls were attacked by the money

Is this bad or good? So police will increase patrols, shouldn't they try and cache the monkey? Wonder if it has rabies? They really should try and catch the offending monkey(s). Monkeys do learn from watching each other and this would not be a nice trend to eventually have an army of biting monkeys descend on Fuji City.

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Attacking humans is not inherent in the Japanese monkey (nihon zaru) but they'll become aggressive when they feel fear. Try not to maintain eye contact.

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Would be amusing if the title reads: "3 monkeys bitten by school girls in Shizuoka." :D

Laughs aside, monkeys do not attack without being threatened.

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Check for rabies, monkey's are usually not aggresive

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What are the patrols suppposed to do?

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Parents should walk home with them and carry a baseball bat. If any monkey comes close, they should smack it in it's dumb head. I hate monkeys.

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I hate monkeys

Anyone, anything you do like, Probie? I recall once you writing of how you would punch out bears if need be. Perhaps something involving thinking of alternative solutions rather than the baseball bat approach might work? Not so macho though I agree.

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Kurumazaka - never apologise for a great story!

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@kurumazaka

This might sound unbelievable,but I swear it's true. I misread "yamazaru" in the first line of your post for "yakuza" first time around on the "recent comments" post. I was getting really bizarre pictures in my mind, but read all the way to the end and believed the whole thing.

More evidence of encroaching senility, I fear....

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@SimondB

Anyone, anything you do like, Probie?

Yeah, a few, I guess

I recall once you writing of how you would punch out bears if need be.

No. I said you should hit black bears in the face. If you didn't know, that is the best way to deal with them if you are attacked. Because if you do the roll-in-a-ball-and-play-dead trick, they'll think you're dead and start eating you. I also said to play AC/DC really loud to let any bears know to clear the hell out before you arrive.

Perhaps something involving thinking of alternative solutions rather than the baseball bat approach might work? Not so macho though I agree.

It's not about being macho. It's about stupid monkeys learning their place.

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Monkeys are great. These monkeys are being good Japanese monkeys as they appear to have developed a thing for schoolgirls!!!

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those monkeys are way to fast to hit with a baseball bat.

Not too fast. I had a monkey try to steal my bento during a nice walk at a park. I nearly kicked him across the street and over the guard rail. I didn't wait around to see if would come back with a vengance. I think I was about a kilometer away before he hit the ground.

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Monkey see,monkey do. Perhaps they have been observing how stupid and weird people can act and are mimicking our behavior.

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No. I said you should hit black bears in the face. If you didn't know, that is the best way to deal with them if you are attacked.

So Probie, how many bears or monkeys have you been attacked by in recent months and what is your success rate with fists and baseball bats?

Perhaps there is a better/easier way like discouraging people feeding monkeys in residential areas and issuing troublesome bears with boxing gloves. And fining them or make them listen to AC/DC if they don't comply.

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Laughs aside, monkeys do not attack without being threatened.

They also attack to make people drop any food they might be carrying.

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And just for the record I have never punched out a black bear or baseball batted a monkey,

Swatted a good few mozzies in my time though. Try doing them with a baseball bat.

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I took a bunch of photos while in the midst of a large group while hiking at Kamikochi. Might be the urbanized ones that have an attitude like bosozoku.

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So Probie, how many bears or monkeys have you been attacked by in recent months and what is your success rate with fists and baseball bats?

I haven't been attacked yet. But, I'm betting I'd do awesome. Because I am awesome.

Perhaps there is a better/easier way like discouraging people feeding monkeys in residential areas and issuing troublesome bears with boxing gloves. And fining them or make them listen to AC/DC if they don't comply.

That sounds like a plan!

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i reckon a collapsible walking stick would be a good tool to carry around.

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A serious reason to visit a doctor ASAP. Usually aggressive animals are infected by rage.......

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Patrols for what? I believe that Monkey don't understand Japanese ? Do They ? Either catch him alive and dump in a cage or just shoot him at site

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There were more than three people bitten... yet the editor only seems to care about the three school girls...

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