Something really pissed him off today. He simply went apeshit in the house. Then they had the audacity to stab him with a knife to piss him off even further. Sorry to hear about the friend that came over to help get him back in the house.
Stories like this make me sad. People need to remember that no matter how “human” you have raised your chimp to be, they are extremely dangerous and unpredictable wild animals. It sounds to me like the chimp was acting territorially. No chimp should be kept as a pet.
I gave the chimp wine and it mauled me.
Uh… Who deserved to get shot in this situation? The exotic animal that should’ve been left alone in the wild or the person that kept it in a house and gave it alcohol?
I know it probably wasn’t drunk when it did the mauling (could’ve been, I don’t know either way)… but still… the sensibility of these people is nonexistent.
I blame the owners of animals who treat their pets like humans and project so much of their own feelings onto the animal that the owners lose sight of the fact that an animal is distinctly NOT human and can turn on them without warning.