What is going on in the animal kingdom these days?
We recently brought you the story of the crab who was filmed brandishing a knife and threatening his human oppressors. Now it looks like he’s got a partner in crime.
A rum-guzzling monkey grabbed a butcher’s knife and jumped onto the roof of a makeshift bar in Patos, Brazil, before proceeding to wave the knife at onlookers below — warning them, in no uncertain terms, to back off.
“It was a bar staff oversight that ended with the monkey drinking some rum and taking the knife,” Lt Col Saul Laurentino of the local fire department told Brazilian website aRede.
“After [he grabbed] the knife he wanted no man around.”
Firefighters managed to disarm the monkey and release him into the woods, but he soon went to another home and began acting aggressively before being captured again.
Local officials are deciding if the monkey can be released into the wild or sent into captivity, but we suspect that if they leave him anywhere near a kitchen, he’ll make the decision for them.
[Via Huffington Post]