A monkey who tired of being forced to climb trees to pick coconuts killed his owner with a well-aimed coconut.
The owner died immediately from the monkey’s throw from the top of a tree in the Thai Province of Nakorn Sri Thammarat, according to the Samui Express newspaper.
The newspaper said that Leilit Janchoom, 48, had beaten the monkey whenever he showed any hesitance to climb a tree.
The owner was insistent because he got the equivalent of 4p for every coconut picked.
But the monkey - it is claimed - apparently found the work boring, strenuous and unrewarding.
The monkey had to climb palms as high as 50 metres, said the report.
The victim’s wife Uthai said they had bought the monkey for about L130.
‘It seemed lovable. We called