Wednesday, February 18, 2009

XANAX - zonked Chimp morphs self into Kipling's homicidal orangutan, Bimi

Loses it & goes all bi - polar for good measure...

Adapted from John Cristoffersen, Associated Press. Picked up by the San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS. Wednesday February 18, 2009.

"Despite his human antics, Travis was still wild animal"

"Officials eye medications pet chimp was taking before he mauled his owner's friend"

"The pet chimp was shot and killed by a police officer Monday after it mauled a woman"

Synopsis of story:

"Police said Travis was agitated earlier Monday. and that [his owner] had given him the anti - anxiety drug Xanax in some tea.

"Police said the drug had not been prescribed for the 14 - year - old chimp.

"In humans, Xanax can cause memory loss, lack of coordination, reduced sex drive and other side effects.

"It can also lead to aggression in people who were unstable to begin with, said Dr. Emil Coccaro, chief of psychiatry at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

"[I]f human studies are any indication, Coccaro said, Xanax could have made him worse..."

Good read....! :)


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