Wednesday, July 07, 2010

“Freedom, Horrible, Horrible Freedom”

Escape-obsessed monkeys used springy tree branches to catapult themselves over a five-metre electric fence to freedom.

The Japan Times said the trees were a little over 1.8-metres high and about 1.8-3 metres from the high-voltage wire fence at Kyoto University's primate research centre.

Nevertheless, a dozen monkeys used them to leap over the barrier.

“Their jumping power was greater than we thought,” said Hirohisa Hirai, deputy head of the institute in Inuyama.

However, the monkeys seemed not to know what to do with their new-found liberty following Sunday's great escape.

Most of them were found hanging around the outside of the fence and at least five were lured back inside with peanuts.

If that isn't a metaphor for the current state of America, I don't know what is.


Blogger Bryan Gates said...

Freedom isn't free, but the peanuts were pretty good ...

11:54 AM  

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