Originally Posted By: Belize-N-Us
They couldn't just throw a fishing net over the monkey?
Belize-N-Us, to answer your question:
I guess that when they would have had a net, they would have used it!
Now my question to you:
Why weren't you there, to coordinate a well thought-out capture?
Shorty, if I had been there you can bet I would have found a net and caught the monkey WITHOUT KILLING IT. If you saw the photos of the attempted capture you would have seen a guy feeding and petting the monkey at one point. If you can pet it then you sure could net it. Wacking it's brains out would not have been anywhere on my list of ways to resolve the issue.
I certainly feel bad for the lady that is having to take rabies shots, that REALLY stinks. But it is not the monkey's fault that it was brought illegally to the island. It's not the monkey's fault that it was unleashed on the public. And even though it attacked two innocent people, it didn't deserve to have it's brains bashed in simply because it's captures were too lazy to go find a net.
Edited by Belize-N-Us (07/25/08 09:21 AM)
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