Monday, 11 October 2010
The problem with monkeys ... and humans
How many times have you seen monkeys chase after humans? Countless times, actually. I only need to go to the nearby Bukit Mertajam Forest Park to see ignorant people taunt and tease the monkeys and then run away screaming when the monkeys run after them. The worst offenders are not children but the adult Malay women who should know better. That's why whenever I climb the trails around the BM hill, I would carry either an umbrella or a walking stick to scare away unwanted animals.
Regardless, this was definitely the biggest and baddest-looking monkey at the foothills. It moved around regally. I could see that it was not scared of anything around it, least of all people. Looking at its size, I will rather move aside if this monkey comes ambling towards me.