Vietnam rangers fail to catch violent monkey on tourist mountain

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The monkey accused of attacking dozens of tourists on Ban Co Mountain in Da Nang City. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

Forest rangers in the central city of Da Nang failed to capture a monkey accused of attacking dozens of tourists after hours chasing the animal on a mountain on Thursday, Tuoi Tre (Youth( newspaper reported. 
The officers of Son Tra-Ngu Hanh Son Forest Protection Division organized the chase on top of Ban Co Mountain, following reports that the monkey has hurt many tourists since late last year.
In some cases, the monkey brutally bit the victims’ arms and legs. Some tourists suffered from blood loss and had to be hospitalized. 
According to tourists, they saw other monkeys on the mountain but the said one was the only attacker. 
The chase was challenging for the officers given the steep, rocky trail and the monkey’s briskness. 
The officers also used fruits and traps to lure the monkey but it was all in vain.

The chase is difficult because the monkey moves very quickly. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

The officers of Son Tra-Ngu Hanh Son Forest Protection Division. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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