Who’s a Cheeky Monkey? Tourist’s Selfie With Primate Goes Wrong as Frisky Animal Pulls on Her Hair
Animals are unpredictable at best, and one tourist learned that the hard way. While on vacation in Bali, she tried to take a selfie with a monkey… only to have the monkey grab a handful of her hair.
A tourist on holiday in Bali spotted a golden opportunity to pose for a picture with a monkey, but the selfie attempt backfired in amusing fashion.
It’s highly unlikely you can get a monkey to play to the rules, and this primate was more interested in the woman’s hair than being in a holiday snap.
… Smiling next to the monkey, things seem to be going to plan until the primate extends its arm towards the woman’s hair.
The next photo shows the hilarious, open-mouthed reactions of both – the woman appears to be screeching in horror at her hair being grabbed, while the monkey shrieks as well.
… Fellow Reddit user Onemanlan has some advice for the next time the woman decides on a monkey selfie.
‘If you smile at them and show teeth they often see it as a sign of aggression and will get aggressive themselves,’ he writes.
‘If you make a [smiley] face they sometimes think you’re ready to fight and will also do that as well.’
People always seem so surprised when wild animals actually act like… well, wild animals. They may look cute and cuddly, but they’re not trained pets — but hey, when there’s a chance to get a selfie, apparently the risk of getting up close to a wild animal isn’t something to worry about.