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Old 03-13-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
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LEO Monkeyshines . . .

Or monkeyshoot?

Sorry, I didn't know exactly which forum to post this in, but settled on this one.

This was from Bastrop, TX, not far from Austin . . . you just can't make up stuff like this.

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Officer kills escaped chimpanzee
3/12/2008 7:47 PM
By: News 8 Austin Staff

The killing of a chimpanzee that escaped from the Keeling Animal Research Center near Bastrop is under investigation.

The Director of the center said an adult chimp named Tony escaped from its outdoor enclosure Wednesday morning.

Before it could be recovered, a University of Texas police officer shot it. . . .

Counselors have been sent to the research center to help staffers who worked with Tony.
I know I shouldn't make light of it . . . I really shouldn't . . . but the whole story, especially the part I highlighted in boldface, just struck me as . . . as . . .

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http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_ ... rID=202596
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:44 AM   #2
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Re: LEO Monkeyshines . . .

Chimpanzees are powerful and dangerous animals, clever and resourceful, and many do NOT like Man. Wonder why...
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:25 AM   #3
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Re: LEO Monkeyshines . . .

Not too long ago a couple of chimps escaped from their cage and mauled a man who IIRC was a passerby. They chewed off a few of his fingers, his genitalia and, well, basically, his face. If I go near chimps I am going to have a gun.
The officer in that story did the right thing.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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Re: LEO Monkeyshines . . .

Annimal Planet on television has an excellent series entitled Escape to Chimp Eden which features a South African who rescues chimps from captivity and tries to rehabilitate them. He is quick to point out that these are wild animals with the ability to kill a human in a matter of seconds. These chimps aren't the chimps I remember from Tarzan. They are quick moving and at times quite vicious.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:16 AM   #5
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Re: LEO Monkeyshines . . .

Do they have counselors for the SPCA workers who put down all the pets in Texas as well?
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:14 AM   #6
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Re: LEO Monkeyshines . . .

We had a simian...oops, similiar incident in Niagara Falls,NY. In our case the chimp managed to outwit the officer and disarm and restrain him with his own cuffs. The chimp then went on to assume the officer's identity and eventually become the chief of the department. This all took place in the seventies I believe.
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Re: LEO Monkeyshines . . .

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In our case the chimp managed to outwit the officer and disarm and restrain him with his own cuffs. The chimp then went on to assume the officer's identity and eventually become the chief of the department. This all took place in the seventies I believe.
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Hmmm... and no one in the department could tell the "officer" wasn't the ..."same?"
I don't know what's worse .....
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:55 AM   #8
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Gah.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:16 PM   #9
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Re: LEO Monkeyshines . . .

In my hometown we used to have Bill the Chimpanze. A couple years before he died of old age a group of Earth First jacka$$es "Freed" him. Thankfully for Bill, his handlers found him before any of the local bear did. Stupid envirowackos forcing an elderly animal into a non-native enviroment. Hopefully Bill cept up with his old trick and hit them in the face with something smelly.
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