Monkey goes on rampage and bites over 40 people before finally being caught

An unruly monkey who wreaked havoc on local residents in India and bit over 40 people has finally been caught.

Forest department officials rescued a notoriously cheeky monkey from a residential area in northern India’s Uttarakhand state.

The incident took place in Shyampur, Rishikesh, on August 27.

According to local reports, the monkey has bitten over 40 people and caused chaos in the neighbouring areas by entering homes and scaring residents.

Locals complained about the menace and he was later rescued following two previous attempts to remove him by a team from the Dehradun forest division, which saw the monkey flee before being captured.



Video footage shows a team of men entering the house of resident Meena Jirwan who locked the door leaving the monkey trapped inside before alerting forest officials.

The team managed to secure the cheeky monkey inside a net trap and rescue it safely.

The animals was then transferred to a sack and taken away from the residential location.

Sources suggest the monkey has been released back into the forest.



In other monkey news, a terrifying army of rampaging long-tailed macaques recently invaded a town and tried to kidnap local kids in Puchong, southern Malaysia.

Locals said the monkeys had also stolen food from their prayer altars and invaded their homes, looking for any food they could get their hands on.

Resident Justin Chin, 30, told The Malaysian Star: “Before last month, they rarely entered the housing area, which opened for occupancy two years ago.

“The monkeys often create a mess by going through the rubbish and have entered a few houses and damaged many cars.

“The residents are afraid of leaving their doors and windows open.”

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