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Elderly man in Fukuoka Pref. city bitten in buttocks by monkey, 18th case since Aug.

A Japanese macaque is seen in this unrelated image. (Mainichi)

KITAKYUSHU -- A man in his 70s was bitten by a monkey in the buttocks in this city's Wakamatsu Ward on Sept. 10, the municipal government announced on Sept. 12.

    According to the city's wild animal damage division, the monkey jumped on the man and bit him at around noon on Sept. 10, when he found the animal eating chestnuts in a farm field.

    Eighteen people in the area have been injured by monkeys since Aug. 7.

    (Japanese original by Hiroya Miyagi, Kyushu News Department)

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