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Primal Instincts

Monkey Attack on Four Klungkung Residents Brings Armed Police Contingent to Hunt for Primate

(12/24/2012) The National News Agency Antara reports that four resident of Selat and Koripan in Bali’s Klungkung regency have suffered injuries following an attack by a large monkey on Friday. December 21, 2012.

According to one of the victims of the attack, Ketut Widia (50), he and the other 3 villagers bitten by the monkey are now concerned that they may have been infected with rabies.

Widia explained how, while tending to his fields, a monkey suddenly attacked him. The bites he suffered in the attack severed an artery in is leg. He was rushed to the Klungkung General Hospital where, because of the extent of his injuries, he was transferred to the main general hospital in the Capital, Denpasar.

30 police personnel armed with rifles and assisted by local villagers are now hunting the monkey in the forested areas near the location of the attack.

Also attacked by the monkey was Ketut Srati (60) who was also savaged by the monkey while working in her fields. Her husband, Made Wardi (62) eventually managed to chase the attacking monkey into making a retreat.