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July 2, 2012 11:25 PM   Subscribe

Has a human ever been shot by a monkey?

Chimpanzee, orangutan, ape, gorilla-- you know.

Fatal and non-fatal incidents apply.
posted by herbplarfegan to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Does this video count?
posted by emilyw at 12:12 AM on July 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Apparently, yes.
posted by roofus at 3:09 AM on July 3, 2012 [7 favorites]


For future reference, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorrillas, and really all creatures commonly called apes aren't monkeys. They're apes.
posted by item at 4:05 AM on July 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


Does this video count?

That video is viral marketing for a movie, so probably not.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:42 AM on July 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


For future reference, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorrillas, and really all creatures commonly called apes aren't monkeys. They're apes.

If you are a biologist, sure. If you aren't then you can probably get away with calling any primate a monkey. Incidentally, there are some primates, monkeys in fact, with the common name "ape".

Now, that said, there are plenty of instances of animals accidentally discharging a loaded weapon, striking a person. Ican imagine that this has happened at some point with a monkey (see roofus's link) as well. Then there's this.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 5:03 AM on July 3, 2012


Video or it didn't happen.

(Spoiler: it happens).
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:20 PM on July 3, 2012


Of course, on review, that's the same video that emilyw posted, so I'm a stupidhead.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:20 PM on July 3, 2012


item.

Thank you for clarifying;
that's what I meant by "...you know."

I suppose I could have been more succinct with "any non-human ape."
posted by herbplarfegan at 4:03 PM on July 7, 2012


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