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Monkey Phobia Woman Savaged By Macaques
Sky News ^ | 6/18/10 | Staff

Posted on 06/18/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT by MissTed

A British woman who went to a Thai nature resort to conquer her fear of monkeys has been savaged by a pack of macaques.

Dee Darwell, 56, lost consciousness after the monkeys surrounded her and sank their teeth into her arms and body.

Many of the primates remained hanging from her limbs as she lay collapsed with blood spurting from a "deep, deep hole" in her arm.

She was eventually rescued by Thai boatmen and was taken to Bangkok Phuket Hospital.

The horrific attack happened on Monkey Island near to the popular holiday island of Phuket in southern Thailand.

"I thought I was heading for safety under this rock in the shade, only to cool down," Mrs Darwell, from Peterborough, said.

"I laid the towel down and there were no monkeys in sight.

"The next thing I noticed, this monkey walked up next to me and I thought, oh dear, and I began to stand up to move away.

"Then, the monkey took my wrist and pounced on my right arm, sinking his teeth in and hung off it.

"He wouldn't let go; he was locked on. I was absolutely petrified."

Thai fishermen ran to the rescue after spotting more monkeys joining the assault and began prising them off.

Mrs Darwell said she had agreed to go on the Siam Sea Canoe tour with a friend to confront her fear of monkeys.

Her phobia had been triggered by her father bringing up a chimpanzee which she described as "positively evil".

She said: "I thought, this is it, I'm going to die, I'm going to be savaged by these monkeys - then I went into shock."

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KEYWORDS: fear; fearofmonkeys; macaca; macacamoment; macaques; monkey; monkeybusiness; monkeys; napl; phobia; phobias; phuket; simianphobia; thailand; whenmonkeysattack
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I'm guessing it didn't work.
1 posted on 06/18/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

A macaca incident.


2 posted on 06/18/2010 9:57:00 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (And that is all the people need to know!)
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To: MissTed

Turns out she was absolutely right, it would seem.


3 posted on 06/18/2010 9:57:12 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: MissTed

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


4 posted on 06/18/2010 9:57:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: domenad
What happen to: "More fun than a barrel of monkeys"
5 posted on 06/18/2010 9:58:12 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: MissTed

>> A British woman who went to a Thai nature resort to conquer her fear of monkeys... lost consciousness after the monkeys surrounded her and sank their teeth into her arms and body.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?


6 posted on 06/18/2010 9:59:06 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: MissTed
That day some people were teasing the monkeys. They don't necessarily attack the specific person teasing them."

Convenient excuse!

7 posted on 06/18/2010 9:59:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: MissTed

Reminds me of the scene in Batman Begins when Bruce Wayne goes into the den of bats.


8 posted on 06/18/2010 9:59:52 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: MissTed
A British woman who went to a Thai nature resort to conquer her fear of monkeys has been savaged by a pack of macaques.

EPIC FAIL ?

9 posted on 06/18/2010 10:00:54 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MissTed; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...
Good thing she wasn't afraid of Hippos!


10 posted on 06/18/2010 10:01:42 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily Detractor) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/monkeys.wav


11 posted on 06/18/2010 10:01:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: MissTed

Fear isn’t always a bad thing. Besides, how often do you run up on monkeys in your everyday life? If she had a phobia about sidewalks or something, yeah find a way to conquer it. However, I’ve found that my life is not diminished in any way by the absence of monkey encounters.


12 posted on 06/18/2010 10:02:21 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: MissTed

Obviously a justified fear.


13 posted on 06/18/2010 10:02:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I weep as America gasps for breath.)
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To: MissTed

Imagine while out for a stroll one comes upon a writhing, heaving mass-O-monkeys. It would be difficult to imagine what was under the pile!


14 posted on 06/18/2010 10:02:51 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: MissTed
>> Thai fishermen ran to the rescue after spotting more monkeys joining the assault and began prising them off.

Silly fisherman! It just doesn't seem like pissing the monkeys off is a wise thing to do when they're ALREADY pi... Huh? Oh. PRISing. Nevermind.

15 posted on 06/18/2010 10:03:09 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: MissTed
A co-worker of mine just laughed and said,
"Well, at least it's not an irrational fear, anymore."
16 posted on 06/18/2010 10:03:37 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: shibumi

I’m hoping PowerBall will help me overcome my fear of becoming a multi-millionaire tomorrow night. ;o)


17 posted on 06/18/2010 10:04:14 AM PDT by MissTed (I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.. Then it hit me.)
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To: MissTed

Now, for therapy, where she should have gone in the first place, is Africa, where she can shoot them.


18 posted on 06/18/2010 10:04:35 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: MissTed

Why did she feel that her Monkey-phobia was limiting her and needed to be conquered?

They must have smelled her fear or thought she was stupid.


19 posted on 06/18/2010 10:06:39 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: MissTed

I’m afraid of monkeys too. Except that my way of expressing that fear is that I don’t go to where monkeys freely roam. Sometimes you need to let your fears whisper into your ear.


20 posted on 06/18/2010 10:06:45 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: MissTed

Isn’t it obvious that the monkeys were just trying to help her overcome her fear?


21 posted on 06/18/2010 10:07:11 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Macacas Gone Wild


22 posted on 06/18/2010 10:09:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: MissTed

Will dying in a plane crash help one overcome their fear of flying?


23 posted on 06/18/2010 10:09:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Must be liberal monkeys!


24 posted on 06/18/2010 10:09:23 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: MissTed

I have a fear of being stuck in an elevator with a bikini-clad Cindy Crawford overnight-maybe this type of therapy might work for me. Who can I talk to to see if I can confront my demons?


25 posted on 06/18/2010 10:09:50 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: MissTed
Problem solved. Now she has a rational fear of monkeys.
26 posted on 06/18/2010 10:09:57 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: shibumi

Which one is the hippo?


27 posted on 06/18/2010 10:10:31 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: MissTed

I have a fear of heights, but you don’t see me walking a tight-rope over the Grand Canyon either.

But it’s typical liberal group-think. To wish and Hope to have no fears in life is an ideal of the left called Utopia. Hey stupid leftists, “Utopia” doesn’t exist and never will.

She is lucky she doesn’t quite qualify as a Darwin nominee.

Man, I’m on a role today!!


28 posted on 06/18/2010 10:11:54 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: MissTed

29 posted on 06/18/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MissTed

Too bad she wasn’t able to get the monkey off her back.


30 posted on 06/18/2010 10:14:02 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Will dying in a plane crash help one overcome their fear of flying?

When that happens, one loses fear of anything and everything.
31 posted on 06/18/2010 10:14:32 AM PDT by adorno
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To: MissTed

Given that the last time I saw a monkey was about 10 years ago, couldn’t we assume she could easily live with a fear of monkeys?

I’m afraid of Tigers, but thankfully, it hasn’t hindered my lifestyle.


32 posted on 06/18/2010 10:15:51 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: MissTed
Yea, the following is an approximation of her therapist talking to a colleague

“...well, that could have gone better.”

“Did you really tell her to surround herself with wild monkeys to conquer her fear?”

“I didn't think she would actually do it! Who does something like that? She must be nuts! I meant go to the zoo. What could happen there? Some poo thrown at the glass enclosure? Then you go watch the seal show and get a t shirt. Or get some stuffed animal monkeys, the plush kind. Who the hell goes to the jungle?”

“So what now? Think she will sue?”

“No, it's all golden. If she was phobic before, she really has got it now in spades. I'm going to schedule her for three times a week. How can her insurance complain about that? All she has to do is say “Look at the monkey bites!” She's good for two or three years on that...”

33 posted on 06/18/2010 10:16:39 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: MissTed
In Thailand...monkeys spank you.
34 posted on 06/18/2010 10:16:50 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: IrishCatholic
“I didn't think she would actually do it! Who does something like that? She must be nuts! I meant go to the zoo. What could happen there? Some poo thrown at the glass enclosure? Then you go watch the seal show and get a t shirt. Or get some stuffed animal monkeys, the plush kind. Who the hell goes to the jungle?”

Classic! I'm giggling like a fiend at this thread today. lol

35 posted on 06/18/2010 10:19:14 AM PDT by MissTed (I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.. Then it hit me.)
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To: MissTed
Bangkok Phuket Hospital

Thai names crack me up.

36 posted on 06/18/2010 10:20:14 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Kartographer

Call an African “Bush Meat” dealer - they know what to do with monkey problem situations.


37 posted on 06/18/2010 10:20:16 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: MissTed

Reminds me of a Kissinger quote


38 posted on 06/18/2010 10:21:56 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: MissTed
I am working on getting over my phobia of being sexually used by a team of gorgeous women in bikinis and fur boots. I wonder if the same tour guide who helped this woman could help me.


39 posted on 06/18/2010 10:24:15 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: MissTed

Never back away from a monkey!

I would know. I pounce when folks back away from me, too.


40 posted on 06/18/2010 10:26:01 AM PDT by hoe_cake
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I don’t think you should risk it. ;o)


41 posted on 06/18/2010 10:29:40 AM PDT by MissTed (I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.. Then it hit me.)
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To: MissTed

Mrs. TTR would be more dangerous than the Macaques. She has a gun.


42 posted on 06/18/2010 10:31:30 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: MissTed

The same thing would happen to a homophobe who goes to San Francisco to over come his fear of gays.


43 posted on 06/18/2010 10:31:52 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: shibumi

BWA-HA-HA-HA!!!

I love it!


44 posted on 06/18/2010 10:36:33 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: MissTed; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
A British woman who went to a Thai nature resort to conquer her fear of monkeys has been savaged by a pack of macaques. Dee Darwell, 56, lost consciousness after the monkeys surrounded her and sank their teeth into her arms and body.


45 posted on 06/18/2010 10:37:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: hoe_cake

For future reference.....

46 posted on 06/18/2010 10:38:07 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor

keep it up, big boy.


47 posted on 06/18/2010 10:39:08 AM PDT by hoe_cake
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey.

See? John Lennon was willing to let the world know he had herpes, I mean hair peace. Follow the clues, man.

48 posted on 06/18/2010 10:39:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Kartographer
What happen to: "More fun than a barrel of monkeys"

What, did they stop making that game?

49 posted on 06/18/2010 10:41:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: shibumi

Proof of reincarnation?


50 posted on 06/18/2010 10:41:37 AM PDT by Waverunner
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