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March 19, 2005

Don't mess with the monkeys

I got to breakfast early at the volunteer center. It's quiet and peaceful, and cool — for now. I heard a plastic bag rattling and saw that two gibbons were busting into a stash of fruit that looks like lychee nuts. I chased them away and grabbed the bag. But then one of them took me from behind. He jumped on me and tried biting my butt. I decided it wasn't worth the victory and threw the bag in his face to get him to back off.

One of the volunteers says that sometimes they gang up on the dogs and they chase them until they can grab their back legs.

I'm a little more leery of the monkeys now.

Posted by sedda at March 19, 2005 07:08 AM