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Monkey Massacre? Macaques Drop Dead From ‘Poisoned Watermelon’

Dying monkeys fell from trees foaming at the mouth in Rayong province and police are looking Thursday for who might have poisoned them. At least 17 macaques were found dead yesterday by residents in the Baan Yaang Ngam community in Rayong’s Klaeng district, prompting police investigators to suspect foul play. “The monkeys were just eating fruit, like they do naturally. There are watermelon peels nearby with monkey teeth marks, so I suspect poison,” Capt. Sommhai Wanthong of Klaeng police said. “I counted 17 dead macaques.” Sommhai said autopsies were being conducted on the monkeys and he was still looking for the suspected poisoner. Animal cruelty is punishable by two years in prison and a 40,000 baht fine. On Thursday wildlife officials continued searching the area and found more dead monkeys fallen from trees. Community chief Sathit Kleawkla said that he estimated the area had up to 300 macaques which come... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Monkey Massacre? Macaques Drop Dead From ‘Poisoned Watermelon’, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Samui Times'. Thank you Monkey Massacre? Macaques Drop Dead From ‘Poisoned Watermelon’

 

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