World’s worst monkey attacks from moped-riding baby snatcher to ‘muggings’
THESE are the world’s worst monkey attacks – from a baby being snatched by a moped-riding beast to brutal gang muggings.
The adorable looking creatures are known to harass, beat, rob and even kidnap humans in broad daylight.
Footage has surfaced from around the world showing these brazen primates attacking tourists for food, and have even unleashed their satanic fury on other animals.
It is believed as man and monkey have gone on a collision course that the creatures more often come into close contact with humans.
And often as people perceive them as cute, the monkeys get more and more confident – and are happy to try their luck.
Tourists often pose with the creatures for photos, only to them find themselves being mugged as the monkeys nick food and valuables.
And other videos however are less explicable, such as the primates appear to launch unprovoked attack on children.
Haunting footage shows the moment a young girl was snatched from her family as they sat in their driveway in Indonesia.
In the clip, a monkey scoots up the driveway on a miniature motorcycle before quickly snatching the tot away from her mother.
The youngster is dragged a good few feet along the ground by her hair as her family screamed until a man intervenes to save her.
The culprit – a one-and-a-half foot grey Macaque – drops her and runs off into the distance.
In China, a young girl was taken by a monkey as she played outside on her scooter.
The small girl was left with scratches across her face after she was rescued from the vicious attack in China’s Chongqing Municipality on Tuesday.
The video shows the monkey sneak up on the girl as she she played in the streets, throwing her to the ground before attempting to drag her away.
But fortunately she was saved by the actions of a keen eyed bystander who rescued the child from the clutches of the animal before it could take her any further.
According to the girl’s mother Liu, the incident happened while she was cooking inside.
And last year, The Sun revealed the devastating aftermath of a horrific monkey attack that left a two-month-year-old baby mutilated.
The predator attacked when the baby was in the living room while his mother was in the kitchen.
When she heard her seven-week-old crying, the mum ran into the living room to find her bloodied son on the floor and the animal standing near the front door of the house.
And in Malaysia, these ferocious animals are known to patrol the streets of Kuala Lumper in search of victims they can mug, according a report by The Guardian.
The capital’s population has skyrocketed in the last thirty years, leading to more monkeys in the street as their habitats are destroyed for housing.
The fiendish beasts are known to break into houses and chase people off the streets.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia has had to resort to “anti-monkey bins” made with heavy lids to stop them from being raided, The Guardian reported.
BBC host Chris Packham featured marauding thieving monkeys on a documentary – revealing the criminal creatures worked out how to hold previous human items to ransom.
Footage shows the TV host having to barter with a monkey to get his iPhone back.
Other clips from the show featuring monkeys jumping onto humans and snatches objects such as hats and sunglasses.
And meanwhile, in India, enraged monkeys killed 250 dogs by dragging them to the top of buildings and trees and dropping them, according to the Daily Mail.
In one attack, a monkey can be seen on a roof carrying a puppy to the edge of the building.
It’s believed the rampage was an act of revenge after the monkeys had been chased by dogs who were trying to protect a local woman and their child, the publication says.
And perhaps one of the most notorious locations for monkey muggings in Gibraltar.
The barbary macaques are known to jump on tourists as people get close to them.
It is illegal to feed the monkeys, with anyone found doing so facing a £4,000 fine.
YouTube is awash with videos of incidents on the Rock as tourists often find the creatures crawling over them – even stealing their bags or other valuables.