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    Beware of the animals

    by uglyscot Written Oct 29, 2008

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    When you get your ticket, you are also given a CD guide to the park. It warns you not to get out of your car and to keep your windows closed in certain areas {Monkeys, lions, tigers, wolves, buffalo etc]. Wardens are around to remind you of this.
    The monkey area is particularly hazardous as the monkeys love to jump on cars and can damage them- they can remove aerials and windscreen wipers, and cling to mirrors. It is all fun to watch other people being pestered by the monkeys, but no fun if damage is done.

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    Longleat- in the stocks

    by uglyscot Written Oct 29, 2008

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    Misbehave and you might end up in the stocks. [Only joking]
    Among the many other attractions at Longleat there is on display the wooden stocks where miscreants of olde were punished. They would be locked in to the wooden frame unable to move head or hands. The locals would throw rotten tomatoes, cabbages, eggs etc at them.

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    Longleat - forget the lions...

    by sourbugger Updated Nov 5, 2007

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    It's the monkeys that you want to be worried about.

    The Safari park at Longleat (the first in the developed world) features a drive through a number of enclosures. A by-pass is provided for the monkey enclosure, although most seem to risk it.

    These devilish little primates are very skilled at ripping bits off the passing vehicles. If you have a slippery modern saloon (I especially recommend the 3-series saloon), you may well escape. On makes where and rubber or spare wheels are exposed - then you enter at your own risk....and cost.

    At one point we had eight monkeys on our car. One tried to make a snatch for the windscreen wipers, but a swift acceleration (forbidden) and emergency brake (forbidden as well) it sorted the little bugger out.

    As we were leaving the enclosure, we saw one monkey sat on a log inspecting his trawl for the day - he had got hold of a fuel filler cap !

    I just hope they never work out how to use a screwdriver - it will bankrupt Longleat !

    The picture used comes from a few years back where during a forced period of quarantine they got a bit bored. They gave them an old car to 'play' (or rather practice on) with.

    If you drive a a Citreon, I would suggest using the 'by-pass', the monkeys will leave you with nothing more than the chassis after about three minutes work !

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