Nothing could possibly go wrong with this plan

India has been subjected to some pretty fierce criticism in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games being hosted in New Delhi.  Organizers have been berated for shoddy construction and unsanitary athlete’s quarters.  Some athletes have pulled out of the games.

But India is prepared for what may be one of the greatest threats to the Games:

Organizers of the Commonwealth Games in India say they will try to prevent wild monkeys from disrupting the event by deploying a team of larger, fiercer monkeys to scare off their smaller cousins.

And we think we’ve got problems.

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2 Comments

  1. Bob O'H

     /  September 29, 2010

    That just means that the English sports fans have arrived. If they don’t do the trick, they’ll be forced to use rugby players.

  2. Jon H

     /  September 30, 2010

    The picture I saw showed the langurs on leashed harnesses.

    I believe they’ve been doing this sort of thing for a while. Smaller monkeys like macaques are a real nuisance there, AFAIK. Plus macaques can carry herpes B, which can be fatal in humans.

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