Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monkey Business

Stealing ice cream from toddlers... This is the business of the monkeys at the National Zoo. Several readers have asked me for more photos so here you go. As you can see this industrious little fellow keeps an eye on his back. He then handily cycles from one cone to the next without missing a beat.

Most of the little thieves we observed doing this actually broke off and spit out the cone so they could get to the vanilla ice cream. Once they finished of the ice cream, the monkey would drop the cone and go searching for a new cone-carrying victim. Then a crow would swoop down and carry off the empty cone! As with everything in India - nothing goes to waste here.

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