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Beware monkeys!: Aussie tourist taken to hospital after attack at Krabi temple

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Beware monkeys!: Aussie tourist taken to hospital after attack at Krabi temple

 

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A 30 year old Australian tourist was attacked by a monkey at the temple of Wat Tham Seua in Krabi yesterday.

 

Daily News reported that despite measures taken to stop monkey attacks in the area they were continuing unabated. 

 

Serena Seffer (name transliterated from Thai) was with a female friend and was going up the temple staircase when they were surrounded by monkeys. 

 

She lashed out to stop the attack as one tried to take her shoulder bag.

 

She was taken to Krabi hospital with three cuts to her left arm. 

 

A National Park source told Daily News that despite efforts to sterilize and return the monkeys to nature, there were a large number at the temple responsible for many attacks. 

 

They were competing for an ever dwindling supply of food and tourists were attacked for this reason. 

 

Wat Tham Seua or the Tiger Cave Temple is in Krabi Noi district. 

 

Source: Daily News

 
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Getting attacked by dogs and monkeys! Should you defend yourself with a stick or some other weapon, you'd be arrested. :wacko:

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Got "mobbed" in Penang park. Shredded the plastic bag I was carrying. No food in it just extra gear, but they knew that people bring food in plastic bag. Very fast with sharp claws, so a bit unsettling. 

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44 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Horrible little bastards, the only animal I really dislike.

There is one other but I won't name him in this forum.

He is the one that teaches monkeys to steal tourists bags and then run away to receive a delicious reward.

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Long ago and years less smarter, monkeys tried to grab bag of food from me and as I fought back a fruit vendor warned me "let it go, they bustards bite". I've since always hated the filthy creatures and never

include the "monkey hill" on tourist tours,

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4 hours ago, giddyup said:

Horrible little bastards, the only animal I really dislike.

Don't be so judgemental, some Thai teenagers are worse  :unsure:

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5 hours ago, giddyup said:

Horrible little bastards, the only animal I really dislike.

Me too, horrible bustards

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They didn't say the name of  monkey, I think it must be macaque ; disgusting monkey ( gibbons are very nice ) ; never bring food with you when you visit a temple with these bastards 

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