So I typically DON’T get this close to monkeys in India or Nepal. However, I was minding my own business and these guys happened to be right next to me. I quickly snapped their photo (with my handy-dandy zoom lens!) and quickly exited, stage right.
Why so skittish around monkeys? Well, these guys are not the cute little trained monkeys who do cute tricks. They are wild – and can be downright MEAN! Check out the older monkey’s ears in the photo above… I’d say they’ve been in a brawl or two. Plus they can carry diseases – I sure wouldn’t want to get bit by one. Just ask my husband…
He was walking down the road in India, minding his own business. He had a backpack on his back and apparently a monkey thought he must have some tasty treat inside. Before my husband realized what happened, the monkey had bitten him – square on his behind! The only thing that saved him was his wallet. He has two puncture holes in that wallet to prove his story!
More great scenes from India and other places in Southern Asia coming every Thursday.