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    UK - "I shot a killer monkey" : "What did you do during the war, daddy?"

    Sten guns in Exmouth!

    The day Dad's Army shot a killer monkey: Raging animal tackled by a real-life Private Pike, aged 15 (Daily Mail)
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    The episode involved a Barbary macaque which escaped from a cage and attacked a housewife, fatally injuring her.

    Lance Corporal Butler, then 15, cornered the animal in a garden and shot it dead with his Sten submachine gun.
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    On one occasion it escaped but was recaptured in the ladies’ toilet at the Beach Hotel in Exmouth. However, when it escaped a second time it attacked the Marine’s mother, savaging her arm.
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    It wasn't a rogue Nazi invading the island; but almost as bad - a macaque gone haywire:
    ‘I went home where I lived with my parents and went to the cupboard under the stairs to fetch my Sten gun,’ he said. He found the monkey in the woman’s back garden on a wall.

    ‘It was baring its teeth and looking very vicious,’ he said. ‘I fired one shot.’
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    Mr Butler’s were the only shots fired in anger in the history of the Exmouth Home Guard.
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    the rest of the story at link above

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