When you are visiting the Batu Caves please be careful of the mischievous macaques who do a good trade when unwitting guests arrive.
Whether or not you intend to feed these playful primates they may end up with your lunch without your consent.
These quick and crafty critters may snatch and grab your much anticipated meal before you can yell "Stop thief!".
Hang on to your hats 'n' snacks;
and watch your backs;
they may be small and cute;
but they'll snatch your fruit and loot!
Wow these monkeys found in the Batu caves are very aggressive. We saw a local lady attacked and her bag ripped from her arm. The monkey hissed at her as it devoured her flower offering. She looked very sad! But still one look at those teeth made us all cowards. No one was brave enough to snatch it back.
this is the monkey that mugged me
we were climbing the steps to the Batu caves, the monkey walked up the handrail alongside us, with its baby clinging to its middle. As we paused to take our breath the monkey leaped at me and clung to MY middle
I looked down at the monkey, with the face of its baby peering up between us, and said [ rather needlessly ] Theres a monkey on me !
my beloved camcorderman just carried on filming
as suddenly as it had landed on me the monkey leapt back to the handrail, in its hand was a packet of wet wipes it had taken from my pocket, it opened them and tasted them all, the look of disgust on its face was pitiful
do not take any food with you when you go to the top of the caves as they will attack. infact try not to take any carrier bags either, as one monkey jumped onto one of these when i went. and dont swing your camera about as they will lunge for it, i nearly learned that the hard way. if they do grab hold of any of your stuff, dont attempt to get it back...scary!!
also, dont wander around the caves unless your with a group of people, you may come across a snake, as i did, and they dont seem as creepy if your with a group
all in all, dont distract the wild life!!
They certainly live up to their name of the naughty monkey.
Here this monkey has stolen a bottle of coke from a little boy. He proceeds to bit off the bottom and drink the bottle.
Do not try to frighten them as they might attack you. they've got really big and sharp teeth and claws.
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