Skip to comments.Monkey Phobia Woman Savaged By Macaques
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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A macaca incident.
Turns out she was absolutely right, it would seem.
>> 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?
Reminds me of the scene in Batman Begins when Bruce Wayne goes into the den of bats.
EPIC FAIL ?
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.
Obviously a justified fear.
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!
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.
I’m hoping PowerBall will help me overcome my fear of becoming a multi-millionaire tomorrow night. ;o)
Now, for therapy, where she should have gone in the first place, is Africa, where she can shoot them.
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.
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.
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