Friday, July 22, 2011

Chinese villagers mistake atrophied ape for alien - 22nd July 2011

This ape made a monkey of Chinese villagers who feared it was a visitor from another world.

Locals panicked when Mao Xiping, a housewife from the village of Gezhai, in Henan province, central China, found the scraggy simian stealing cucumbers from her flat.

She thought it was a harmless rabbit, until she noticed it had an 'alien face' and her neighbours agreed it was like nothing they had ever seen before.

An alarmed Mrs Mao rang police for help. But officers thought she was monkeying around until she trapped the animal and took it to the police station.

Mrs Mao said: 'At first I thought it was a rabbit, then I was shocked to see it had an alien face.

'My neighbours agreed it was like nothing we'd seen before.

'It stopped eating cucumbers when we gave it peaches - now it won't eat anything else. Source