A court has reprimanded authorities in the Indian capital New Delhi for failing to stop hundreds of monkeys from terrifying residents.
As forest cover around New Delhi has shrunk, the city has struggled with a growing simian population.
Government buildings, temples and many residential neighbourhoods are overrun by hundreds of Rhesus macaques.
The animals will occasionally snatch food from unsuspecting passers-by and even bite them.
“If you can’t control the monkeys, what can you do?” the Delhi High Court acerbically asked representatives of the various municipal authorities in a ruling responding to a petition filed by the harassed residents of a posh residential neighbourhood.