Monkey kidnaps puppy and takes it on a wild ride through the streets
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A brazen dognapping has taken place in the middle of a busy market and it was all caught on camera.
Yep. You did read that correctly.
A monkey has swiped a poor little puppy dog from a busy street in Jaipur, India.
Video footage shows the mischievous monkey perched on a roof clutching the puppy in his claws.
People can be heard laughing in the footage as the monkey, apparently a bit of an old movie buff, appeared to be recreating a scene out of King Kong.
But, instead of letting his innocent captor go like in the film, the puppy can be seen struggling in the simian monkey's iron grip.
Why no one attempted to help the poor wee creature is beyond us, but when the monkey realised he was drawing a crowd he could be seen skittering from roof to roof with the small black and white pooch.
The monkey can be seen eventually disappearing across the roofs with the poor pup.
It is unknown what happened to the puppy, but we can hazard a guess as monkeys have been exacting revenge on canines in the area.
Monkeys have been recorded lashing out in the nearby city of Maharashtra, which is 621 miles south of Jaipur, after one of their babies was mauled and killed by a dog in 2021.
It is understood a pair of primates took vengeance against local dogs by dragging them to the tops of trees and throwing them so the poor canines would plunge to their deaths.
The pair managed to get their paws on 250 dogs before they were captured by local authorities, shipped off to another forest, and released.
Jaipur is also home to a Hindu temple complex that is home to a large monkey colony.
Somewhat ironically, the monkey presence at the religious structure earned it the moniker 'The Monkey Temple' amongst locals.
The city also attracts a high number of tourists who travel from far and wide to see the monkeys at their temple.
The city has become a tourist destination for those wanting to see the monkeys, however, many travel websites warn against going anywhere near the creatures.
While some of the simians can be playful with people, experts warn they are quick to anger and also have a nasty habit of stealing from unsuspecting folks.
Talk about some bonkers monkey business.
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