Monkeys are terrorizing the residents of a Japanese town…targeting young children and babies, and even hanging around preschools to catch them.
The wild scene takes place in the southwestern Japanese city of Yamaguchi, where city officials say a troop of monkeys have been carrying out the attacks since July 8… biting and clawing at human flesh, and sneaking around in nurseries to try and snatch babies.
It’s a huge problem…the attacks involve at least 58 people, and the city responds by hiring a special unit to chase the monkeys down with tranquilizers, with a 15-pound monkey already caught and killed.
The story gets even weirder… officials say the monkeys aren’t interested in food, so the traps don’t work, and they mostly prey on children and the elderly, often sneaking up from behind and grabbing people’s legs.
The attacks include an assault on a woman as she hung laundry on her veranda, and there are images of monkeys looking out of windows and loitering outside schools.
Japanese macaques are the monkeys behind the attacks, sending people to hospital in droves.
The big question… why do monkeys attack, and where exactly do they come from?!? 🙊