Macaque mania

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Lance Kennedy
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Macaque mania

Postby Lance Kennedy » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:03 pm

Macaque monkeys at a temple in Bali have learned to blackmail tourists. They steal things from the tourists, a cell phone, a hat, a purse, a camera, and then hold it up in front of the tourist. When the tourist gives them food, they drop the purloined object and run off with the food.

Almost human

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-tra ... 55d8039b9d

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Re: Macaque mania

Postby Gord » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:03 am

This feels like old news. Hasn't someone posted about this before?
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Re: Macaque mania

Postby Dimebag » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:07 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:Macaque monkeys at a temple in Bali have learned to blackmail tourists. They steal things from the tourists, a cell phone, a hat, a purse, a camera, and then hold it up in front of the tourist. When the tourist gives them food, they drop the purloined object and run off with the food.

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http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-tra ... 55d8039b9d

That's interesting. If they were really smart they would keep the camera as well then try the same thing again. I guess they are like children, only interested in short term gain.

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Re: Macaque mania

Postby Lance Kennedy » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:21 am

There is always another camera to be grabbed.


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