Barrel of brazen monkeys besiege school near Mt. Fuji https://t.co/RmSGqmwkxH— The Mainichi (Japan) (@themainichi) September 10, 2019
It was a normal morning in Yoshiwara Kita Junior High School when residents and teachers spotted a bunch of monkeys hanging about the school, scaling its walls, and playing around the area. After 45 minutes, police were able to coax them to go back to their home in the mountains.
The school is situated at the foot of Mount Fuji, and there are peanut and tea fields nearby. It's common for students to report seeing the monkeys when following the path to school, but its principal, who looked rather surprised by the morning's turn of events, said it was the first time such a large number of them had come to the school.
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