Whole bunch of folks in India believe that certain kinds of monkeys are actually the personifications of Hanuman, the monkey god.
In consequence, the locals offer sacrifices to these avatars — usually in the form of bananas, other fruit, and the like.
Monkeys being monkeys, the little devils have seen a Golden Opportunity and snatched ahold of it with both furry paws.
Apparently, they’re running amuck in New Delhi, routinely invading “parliament, ministries, courts and government offices”, and, it seems, learning the finer points of politics in the process.
This April, S.S. Bajwa, a member of the political party Bharatiya Janata, was elected as New Delhi’s Deputy Mayor. In the past, Bharatiya Janata has been roundly criticized for not doing enough to tame the city’s simian situation.
Well, it seems like the monkeys have figured that since there’s a war coming, they should probably go proactive.
Kind of reminds me of Chicago politicking. Or maybe New Orleans. Except cuter.
In light of this terrible occurrence, I have only
one two things to say:
1) Can Rhesus macaques survive in Washington, DC; and
2) What would it take to import about two thousand of the furry little darlin’s?