A monkey dropkicked a man after he thought it would be funny to flip off the animal by giving him the middle finger. Evidently, this monkey knew exactly what that crass gesture meant, because he launched an attack on the guy right away.
The incident happened in Shimla in Northern India. As New York Daily News reports, it’s a “monkey-laden” region, so it’s common to see monkeys all around. The simian monkey in the video below jumps a guy after he’s shown disrespect for no reason at all. It began when two guys walked past him at a market area in the capital city of the Himachal Pradesh state. At first the animal was hard to spot, but one of the guys looks down at the monkey and flips him off. All of a sudden you see the monkey jump on a higher fixture, bearing his teeth at him before dropkicking the man to the ground. The guy gets up looking somewhat embarrassed and walks off. His other friend went back to pick up something he dropped when he fell to the ground.
After the monkey dropkicked the man to the ground, he leaped back up to his spot, watching the guy intently to make sure he’s not about to pull that again.
Hopefully, the young man learned a lesson from this simian monkey, who wasn’t about to take this pedestrian’s rude gesture.
BBC reports that there are some 300,000 monkeys in Shimla. The pedestrian in the video was lucky because these animals can be a lot rougher on people. According to Hindustan Times, a lot of people are treated for monkey bites and one woman even died after she was knocked off the roof of her house last November in an attack by the simians.
“They have been causing havoc by biting the passersby, stealing food and brawling on the streets,” local resident, Ambika Sharma, says.
Over 60 monkey bites per month are reported.
The government is reportedly trying to take safety measures in preventing aggressive simians from hurting human beings. Seven years ago simians were trapped around Shimla and relocated to the jungle. They’ve become a problem again and steps might be taken once more to repeat the process.
In a case like the monkey in this story, it seems fitting that he landed on someone who gave him the middle finger. A monkey dropkicking a passerby after being flipped off shows that the guy had his comeuppance.
[Photo Credit: NY Daily News]