Shoot The Monkey...

This is a heritage physics thought experiment.

Imagine a vet with a tranquilizer gun in the jungle who has just spotted a diseased monkey grasping a tree branch above him. The vet must capture the monkey to treat it for a disease before releasing it back into the wild.

The vet also knows that the monkey will reflexively drop from the branch immediately after he pulls the trigger of his tranquilizer gun.

Where should the vet aim? Where would you aim?

Remember the monkey will free fall to the ground the instant you pull the trigger...

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