Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Grabby paws

In Ubud we visited the famous Monkey Forest, where for a modest fee you can be assaulted, robbed and kicked out the back gate by rapacious Balinese macaques.

Laura bought a bag of bananas and rambutans from an elderly woman at the front gate, with the intention of distributing them one at a time. But this big guy had other ideas. Minutes after we entered the park, he pounced on her, grabbed the whole bag, and proceeded to stuff himself with the contents.

I didn't buy any fruit because I'm a little afraid of monkeys. More precisely, I'm a little afraid of monkeys who aren't afraid of humans.

They're pretty cute when they're not exhibiting criminal tendencies, though.

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