|"You look like fun."|
|"If you could just relax, please"|
|The Schauzer's moustache whiskers make great monkey handles|
|"Are you sure you're a trained dentist?" |
"Yes," the monkey lied
|Up to the elbow in dog|
|Are you sure this is entirely necessary?|
|"Ugh! Dog slobber"|
Misahualli is a town in Ecuador's Napo province, in the Amazon region. The monkeys rule the town and live openly in the main square as a rowdy gang.
Naturally tourists love to lark around with the monkeys, but they'd better keep a close eye on their possessions.
When I was taking these photos I left my motorcycle jacket unguarded and returned to find a monkey trying to drag it away. Luckily it was too heavy but the monkey was persistent. I tried to shoo him away but he unfurled his lips like Dracula and showed me his terrifying fangs. Surely he won't bite me, I reasoned (with no logic whatsoever) and shooed him again. This time he tried to bite me. A local Kichwa man who'd watched the situation unfold picked up a rock and lobbed it at the thieving mono. "Would be haven bitten me?" I asked. "Claro," he said.