Thanks MM. Sadly this TR is starting to come to an end. It was our last morning, the car was packed and we were finishing off our pancakes, when the monkeys arrived in force. Until then we hadn't had much monkey trouble but this troop has unfortunately become very habituated to humans and I see some trouble coming in the future. They approach one directly if you have any food items. Its really sad, as this no-doubt stems from people leaving food around. I learnt many years ago to ensure that all food items are well stored, but their desperation saw them grab and run off with my tabard mozzy spry.
In spite of the sadness of the situation, I also saw something interesting - our next-door neighbors did not take to the monkeys very well and obviously were not familiar with their ways. When one monkey grabbed something the lady yelled (understandably) and this set off a chain reaction in which monkeys from every which direction descended on that particular tent in haste; running from far off to join in the commotion and probably using the yell as a cue to the possibility of there being food. This happened more than once: when someone yelled or shouted at them, the whole troop would swoop on the ensuing chaos.
This mom was as agile as the rest of the troop with her little one clinging to her like a tick, while she scooted around the camp.
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