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Man Tries To Push A Monkey In Pond, It Doesn't End Well

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Man Tries To Push A Monkey In Pond, It Doesn't End Well

A man has had a healthy dose of instant karma after he attempted to push a monkey into a pond - and instead got a scratched face for his troubles.

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The unnamed tourist was visiting the Xitian Temple in Dehua County in East China's Fujian Province when he seemingly thought it would be a bit of a chuckle to push one of the resident monkeys into a pond.

However, in the footage - filmed by another visitor - the monkey leaps straight back out and goes for their tormentor, and as the man runs away, the animal gives chase, backed up by a primate pal. So that's him told.

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As if a scratched-up face and hand thanks to a wild monkey wasn't bad enough, in the background you can see a bunch of tourists laughing at the fella.

Credit: AsiaWire
Credit: AsiaWire

A temple employee said: "There were other people inside, and they helped drive the monkeys away."

The man later shared a snap of his face and it does look quite bad, to be fair. But maybe this will serve as a lesson to him. What were you thinking, mate?

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This attack on a wannabe prankster comes just days after a zoo in China reportedly lost a female kangaroo after visitors threw rocks at her to 'try and make them jump'.

According to vet Chen Xiaoli, the 12-year-old kangaroo died of internal bleeding caused by a suspected ruptured kidney.

The zoo released images of the kangaroo shortly before she died, where a wound could be seen on her foot which was believed to be caused by one of the bricks.

Credit: Asia Wire
Credit: Asia Wire
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The vet said: "A staff member spotted bricks being thrown into [the enclosure] and went out to seek out the culprits, but no one owned up to it.

"There were too many visitors around, so we had no way of finding them.

"Visitors usually come after 10.30am. That's after zookeepers have fed [the kangaroos], so they're full and resting.

"But visitors want to see them hop, so when they shout at the animals and they don't move, they throw rocks at them."

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She added: "[The female kangaroo] appeared to be expressing extreme pain, but we weren't able to determine where exactly it was hurting. We could only see that it couldn't stand properly."

What's wrong with people, eh?

Featured Image Credit: AsiaWire

Topics: Viral, World News, Animals, monkey

Claire Reid
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