Thursday, October 8, 2020

Feral Herpes-Ridden Florida Monkeys Now Leaping Out of Trees

 I believe this is the same group we have been following for the last couple years. They are the ever-multiplying progeny of an initial half-dozen who were released onto an island in Silver Springs Park after  performing as extras in a 1930's Tarzan movie.

From the Daily Mail:

Monkey see, monkey do! Bizarre moment dozens of marauding rhesus macaques dive bomb one-by-one into river in Florida in front of kayakers

A family on a kayaking trip were forced to dodge dozens of potentially deadly monkeys that had dive-bombed into the river in front of them.  

Cheyenne Sosebee was paddling through the Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida, with her family on September 20 when she spotted marauding rhesus macaques overhead.

The 28-year-old had just kayaked away from the tree that the primates started to leap from only seconds later.

Video footage taken by the stay-at-home mother shows the monkeys throwing themselves from a tree and into the water below.

One-by-one the monkeys dive-bomb into the river during the bizarre display, fearlessly launching themselves almost to the opposite side of the river....



January 2019
Meanwhile In Florida: Monkeys With Killer Poo
From Ars Technica:
Wild monkeys with killer herpes are breeding like crazy in Florida
Florida man’s got nothin’ on these dirty primates.

February 2020
Meanwhile In Florida: The Herpes Infected Monkeys Are Now Roaming Northeast Florida

Meanwhile in India:
New York Post, October 7:

Pan-tastic! Villagers stunned as goat strolls by on hind legs

I'm not sure I'm comfortable with where this is going, what with the disease-ridden simians bringing a Wizard of Oz vibe to life and the bipedal cloven-hoofed critters. strolling about