2011年11月9日水曜日

thieves in the neighbourhood



Bad picture but the monkeys have moved in again. A big gang of 20 of them this time. Males, females and babies. They have taken up residence in a plum position at the foothills of the forest just across the road from the apple fields, this open area where the babies play and right in front of a veggie garden. They are wreaking havoc climbing the apple trees playing chasey and raiding the place for apples. I guess the mum monkeys have been worried about the high sugar content of a fuji apple only diet as they have now moved onto daikon theft. It's pretty amazing to see- they literally yank the daikon out of the ground, wipe the mud off and eat it like a cob of corn.

It has created quite a bit of extra work as, as well as scaring monkeys away, the farmers are now cleaning p all the windfall and rotten apples that they usually just leave under the trees to try and deter the monkeys.

They really are pretty cute but I can see how the cuteness is lost on you when they're stealing your crops.... kind of...

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Gina さんのコメント...

Monkeys really are cute, but like you said, they're wreaking havoc. Naughty, naughty monkeys!