Monkey wanted by police for rash of recent attacks

In Japan's Yamaguchi prefecture, police are looking for a wild monkey that allegedly has attacked at least 10 people in the last two weeks. It seems that the monkey is targeting children, probably because it's following the playground law about picking on people your own size. From The Guardian:

In the most serious incident, it badly scratched an infant after invading a family home.

"I was vacuuming when I heard my child crying, so I turned around and saw the monkey had grabbed her by the legs while she was playing on the floor. It looked like it was trying to drag her outside," the baby's mother told local media.

Last weekend, the monkey opened the screen door of a first-floor apartment and scratched the leg of a four-year-old girl, leaving her with minor injuries, before attacking other people nearby, according to the Kyodo news agency.

The monkey, said to be 40-50cm in height, also invaded a local kindergarten classroom and scratched a four-year-old girl.

Apparently, monkeys and bears have been moving into populated areas in Japan due to food shortages in their natural habitats.