‘Monkey Business’ for Michelle’s Pet Challenge.

We have rather a lot of monkeys here in South Africa, and down here at the coast, the Vervets are seemingly, everywhere. Yesterday, I was sitting at my computer…..blogging of course, when I sensed that I was NOT alone. Turning my head slightly, I was just in time to see two cheeky monkeys on their merry way to my fruit bowl. As I stood up to ‘greet’ them, they turned tail and fled out onto the patio. There was a whole troupe of them in the garden, probably about twenty in all, but I couldn’t get them to pose for a family group photo.

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This one seemed to be a bit of a loner, but I think he was busy working out a strategy.

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He ambled around the plant pots, probably thinking of my bananas sitting on the kitchen top, and figuring out whether there was a chance that he could get back into the house, now that I’d been lured outside.

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Another one decided to feign nonchalance, and pretend that he hadn’t seen me. “See no evil. ”

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His little sister tried her best to distract me with her pole dancing act,

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whilst the sentry monkey, stationed on the wall opposite, kept a look out for marauding humans.

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I thought I had the situation under control, but suddenly got quite a fright when something landed on the awning right above my head. It sounded like an elephant,  but fortunately it was only another monkey, and I was treated to a shadow and light show.

Whilst were on the subject of monkeys, here’s another monkey mural from the Oyster Box Hotel.

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To join in the fun, just click on the badge below. Your own pets, or any other animals, qualify for this fun challenge.

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