Friday, May 30, 2008

Hey, hey we are the monkeys... and people say we monkey around...

In Bali, we went to the Monkey forest... this area is full of protected wild monkeys just roaming around... as cute as can be. I wanted to try to pet them and hold the little monkeys... but, I'd rather not get bitten and have to take rabies shots for days on end... so, I managed to resist the urge to pet a wild monkey.

They are not afraid of humans and one of the rules is to NOT BRING FOOD in for the monkeys. I was also told that if 'a monkey jumps on you'... (not the best thing to happen but, better than having a monkey on your back lol) stay still, don't touch the monkey and start walking and they'll eventually jump off... oh, and I'm sure that it's a good idea not to FREAK OUT AND START SCREAMING...

WHY do I mention... monkeys jumping on you? Well, while I was in the park, one medium sized monkey suddenly jumped on my camera bag/purse that was slung over my shoulder and was suddenly unzipping the different pockets of the bag. He was moving all over the place and was giving me the 'eye' before he finally jumped down. Problem was... I had a knitting project in the bag and I'm so glad that he didn't find it-- because, I could just see all the mischief that a monkey could do if he grabbed my yarn, needles, the knitting and run off with my yarn and knitting needles through the jungle.

Oh, did I mention that this monkey jumped up on me another time? We were about to leave the park and I noticed a gang of monkeys following closely behind me and then suddenly the monkey jumped up on me again. *I'm sure it was the same monkey too! Prior to taking this photo... there were 6 monkeys following me...




In case you were wondering, I didn't scream... but, it took all the control that I had to not try to touch the monkey... but, as I said... I'd like to keep all of my fingers and I knew that it wouldn't be wise to try to touch a wild monkey that is suddenly around your waist and is eye-ing your face... Any touch, might be considered a threat to the monkey...

Now, for some cute monkey photos.. and after you look at them ...just tell me that I wasn't the only one who would have wanted to pet the monkeys? *In case, I posted a duplicate monkey photo... just consider it another opportunity to go 'aaah'... cute monkey.



I think that this mother monkey looks tired...

Practing a yoga pose, maybe?

This looks like a mom, new baby, and an older sibling-- that isn't quite ready to go out on his/her own?


To give you an idea as to how 'little' this sweet guy is... they are eating the small finger sized bananas... about 4-6 inches long.











"OUCH!!!"


This was a 'play group'... about 6-9 mama monkeys and their babies ran to this hill and the little ones were playing together. I also saw one mama monkey with twins.. boy, were they holding on tight on her tummy while she was moving about.


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ChristyH said...

Pied Piper of Monkeys. That actually sounded a little scary.

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

Yeah, it was a little... like a gang of monkeys were following me and pretty quickly too- I might add... I could sense that something was behind me, turned to look, saw the monkeys... turned on my camera... snapped a shot and turned back around and that is when the MONKEY was suddenly around my waist again... grabbing ahold of my bag/etc.

I think that he brought his buddies too- it was such a neat place and my favorite part of the whole trip.

Christine said...

Those are some Cute looking monkies.