|It's another typical story concerning the trials and tribulations of a man and his monkey.
|It goes like this: Man saves monkey's life. Monkey earnestly attempts to repay man. Monkey slaughters 80 chickens. Man severely beats monkey. Man evicts monkey. Monkey repents. Man forgives monkey. Monkey turns out to be a protected species. Authorities order its release into the wild. Monkey refuses to go. Monkey and man continue their rocky relationship.
|Yunnan Province's Spring City Evening News reports the unnamed monkey was rescued by Mr. Li Chun last May when Li found it badly injured in a forest in the southwest of the province.
|According to Li, to save the monkey's life he had to amputate an arm and a leg. He then guided the monkey through a lengthy rehabilitation period. Once recovered, the monkey was eager to show his gratitude to Li. Li says the monkey wipes away his tears when he cries, but he didn't divulge the reasons for his tears or how often he cries. The monkey displays affection for the family's dogs -- as if they were the monkey's own children.
|However, the heart-warming story took an abrupt turn when the monkey began to imitate its master.
|"After seeing me crack eggs, the monkey decided to search for eggs in the henhouse and crack them all," Li said.
|He assumed the monkey's heart was in the right place, but now all Li's hens do their laying at his neighbor's.