Monkeys Threaten Commonwealth Games

The Commonwelth Games begin in New Delhi on Sunday. Monkeys are a menace in some parts of the Indian capital. Animal handlers are bringing in aggressive, trained packs of langur monkeys to drive out intruders.

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Athletes are threatening to boycott the Commonwealth Games in India because the dorms are overrun with wild monkeys. One competitor found a cobra in his room. Now animal handlers are bringing in aggressive, territorial, trained packs of langur monkeys to drive out intruders.

The British Daily Telegraph says langurs are highly effective in deterring other animals from taking up residence. As they say, fight fire with fire. And monkeys with monkeys.

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