Russian bitten by monkey on Pattaya's Koh Larn

Russian bitten by monkey on Pattaya's Koh Larn

The bandaged Russian woman arrives at Bali Hai pier, South Pattaya, for further treatment on Wednesday evening after being bitten on the leg by a monkey on Koh Larn. (Photo by Chaiyot Phuttanapong)
The bandaged Russian woman arrives at Bali Hai pier, South Pattaya, for further treatment on Wednesday evening after being bitten on the leg by a monkey on Koh Larn. (Photo by Chaiyot Phuttanapong)

CHON BURI - A young Russian woman was attacked by a monkey and received a serious bite to the leg on Koh Larn off Pattaya on Wednesday - the second tourist to be bitten by a monkey on the popular island this year.

The 20-year-old woman, identified only as Alexandra, and her Russian boyfriend went to Tawaen beach on Koh Larn by motorcycle to take photos on Wednesday evening.

They saw two male monkeys there. As they were about to leave, one of the monkeys attacked the woman, biting her right leg, they told police.

Her boyfriend chased the animal away and sought help from a rescue team. The injured woman was sent to Pattaya City Hospital by speedboat.

Police said they would question the couple further to find out why the money attacked.

Last month, a four-year-old Russian boy sustained a serious monkey bite to his right leg when attacked by a long-tailed macaque on Khao Nayak hill near Nuan beach on Koh Larn on Jan 4. It was later determned the boy had hit the monkey with a stick before he was bitten.

Pattaya authorities earlier sent workers to remove violent macaques from the island to reduce the risk to tourists. It did not prevent the Russian woman becoming the second victim of monkey bites this year.


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