Like the adorable pint-sized pickpockets that abound in some European cities, often with the blessing of their parents, the monkeys do their utmost to charm and distract before making off with the loot. They have learned to preen in front of cameras and mimic snapping a picture; they jump on the heads of tourists for a laugh; they perch on the side mirrors of touring taxis and wait for their treats; they have even figured out how to unwrap candy bars.My goodness. These folks have a monkey infestation on their hands.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
28 June 2005
From today's New York Times, a story about the Barbary apes of Gibraltar: