Monday, February 16, 2009

Monkey attack

BlogStamford was the first member of the local blogging cabal to post about the monkey attack here in the CTW, but here are a few more accounts:

From the Advocate: Chimpanzee shot and killed after attacking woman in North Stamford


From WCBS-2 NY (with video!): Bizarre Animal Attack Rattles Stamford

The criminal simian was Travis, who was previously infamous for tying up downtown traffic in 2003.


Epilogue:
I love monkeys, but they belong in the jungle, not in your home. I don't understand why people insist on keeping wild animals as pets -- and then they can't believe it when the animal goes nuts. There was a story a few years ago about a pet TIGER that bit off a 5-year-old's arm. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? IT'S A TIGER! After Seigfried and Roy's tiger mauled one of them, Chris Rock had this to say: "That tiger didn't go crazy; that tiger went tiger!"

Of course, my thoughts and prayers are with the unfortunate victim, who's fighting for her life at Stamford Hospital as of Tuesday.

1 comment:

coffeerama said...

a CNN commentator made a good point about the impossibility of ever truly domesticating a wild animal, no matter how much a person might want it to to be domesticated