Monkey Upset By Barking Dog Throw Toolbox At Cat And Bit Man Who Offered It An Egg Sandwich
“I OFFERED the monkey an egg sandwich, ” says Ricky Strong from his home in Currituck County, North Carolina. “He actually came to me and walked up my arm. I walked with the monkey back to the shed where the other three primates were. I was about to leave when the cat showed up. And when it did, the one monkey threw like a toolbox at the cat. Then a dog got on a deck and started barking and all four of the monkeys jumped on me.
“I had to hit ‘em and fight them off me and I went to run and get away and I actually face planted into that tree. And then I ran out of here bleeding running all the way down here and two of them come chase me running me all the way to my house.”
Strong’s hand is now in a cast. Is his thumb okay?
“Bout ripped it off,” Strong says.
The monkeys’ owner, one Richard Shifflett, adds:
“The one little monkey got shot right in the heart with a tranquilizer so it died instantly, but other than that, it’s just monkeys got loose you know.”