Sunday, November 9, 2008

Good Eyewitness Description

A couple of days ago on Tokyo's TBS-TV Evening 5 News, there was a report of a macaque monkey in Itabashi. Between 7:00 am and 9:00 am November 6 a monkey was seen crossing a road in Itabashi, Tokyo, and a second sighting was reported in the vicinity of Shimo-Itabashi Station on the Tobu Tojo train line in Tokyo.

The Itabashi monkey is reportedly smaller than the Shibuya monkey. A resident in Itabashi witnessed an animal jumping from wall to wall. "I’m certain it was a monkey because it had a deep red butt," he said. 

The "deep red butt" is a definite giveaway that this is not just an ordinary commuter.  Anyone may don a full set of body hair and a haggard expression, but the red butt, now THAT removes any ambiguity in the report.  --Happy Chihuahuas

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