Friday, March 27, 2015

3 People Injured When A Monkey Attacked Residents In Quezon Hill, Baguio City

I guess you could say a monkey went bananas in Quezon Hill, Baguio City and injured at least three people in the process. According to a report by the local radio station Bombo Radyo Baguio, said monkey ran amok on the night of March 26.

Three of the people attacked by the monkey had to be rushed to a nearby medical center for treatment of their injuries. The three victims were identified as Danilo Cagais (37 years old), Rogelio Bautista (63), and Richard Dako (22). All three are residents of San Carlos Heights.

According to the same report, this is not the first time that the monkey has attacked people. It has also attacked pet dogs in the community. The monkey was previously captured but it was able to free itself which led to the recent attack on San Carlos Heights residents.

The monkey was once again caught by residents then turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). As of this writing, the owner of the monkey is not yet known. Bombo Radyo also didn't identify which species the monkey belonged to.

It can be recalled that a couple of monkeys also caused havoc in the nearby town of La Trinidad last week when they damaged property and tried to attack people in said town. These two monkeys are believed to be different from the one that ran amok in Quezon Hill.

It goes without saying that if you have a pet monkey, especially one that's big and aggressive enough to pose a threat to your neighbors, please do keep it in line. First of all, make sure it doesn't get loose. Imagine if the folks attacked in Quezon Hill were children. There's a chance the attacks would've been fatal. Keep your monkeys in line, please.

The following photo is for illustration purposes only. It's not an image of the monkeys in either Quezon Hill and La Trinidad incident.
File photo of a crab-eating macaque. Image credit: Chris huh via Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY-SA 3.0.