FOX NEWS - A photobombing monkey gave the one-finger salute to ruin a family holiday snap in a Bali forest.
The family of five, from Queensland, Australia, asked a guide to take their photo surrounded by the island’s native long-tailed monkeys.
They were surprised when one curious primate decided to take center stage, jumping in front of the camera just as they posed.
But when they looked at the picture, they saw the cheeky monkey had also given them the middle finger.
“We were only in Bali for a week and thought it would be fun to go on a day tour. As part of the tour, we went to the monkey forest. I thought it would be a fun experience,” mom Judy Hicks, 37, said.
“While we were there, a guide offered to take our photo. But as he did, a monkey suddenly came in front of the camera. The guide had peanuts in his hand and then began feeding him. It was really funny.”
The picture was taken in December last year, but has been shared online for the first time this week.
“As I was flicking through the photos afterward, I noticed that in one of them the monkey was actually giving us the finger. I showed my husband and we both started laughing. We thought it was hilarious. The monkey definitely had a cheeky persona going on.
“We had such a great time there and these funny photos made it even better. I posted the photo to my Facebook and Instagram and all my family and friends thought it was hilarious. The experience was one of the highlights of our trip, and the photo itself is something we can look back on to remember forever.”
VIRAL! SEEKOR MONYET SELFIE MENGACUNGKAN JARI TENGAH DI UBUD, BALI! @balichannel Viral, seekor monyet merampas kamera foto milik turis Australia di Monkey Forest di Ubud, Bali. Kocaknya, saat mengambil kamera sang monyet melakukan selfie dengan mengacungkan jari tengah. Foto tersebut diunggah oleh Judy Hicks. Judy Hicks dari Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia melakukan liburan bersama suami dan ketiga anaknya ke Bali pada bulan desember tahun 2018 lalu dan baru bulan ini mengunggah foto tersebut ke media sosial. Mereka sedang berada di Ubud monkey forest saat memutuskan untuk berfoto dan meminta bantuan pemandu wisata. Namun saat pemandu wisata sedang bersiap, seekor monyet meraih kamera Judy dan mengambil beberapa gambar swa-foto. Untungnya si pemandu wisata membawa kacang di tangannya dan si monyet nakal segera teralihkan perhatiannya. Judy melanjutkan jalan-jalan bersama keluarganya dan baru memeriksa kameranya setelah kembali ke penginapan dan menemukan foto-foto selfie si monyet. Judy mengaku tertawa terbahak-bahak bersama suaminya saat melihat foto tersebut. . “kami sangat senang berlibur ke Bali dan foto-foto itu membuat liburannya menjadi tambah seru.” Ujar Judy Hicks kepada Daily Mail. Judy Hicks mengaku sangat senang berlibur ke Bali dan mereka berencana kembali liburan ke Bali tahun ini. Semoga kali ini lebih lancar ya Judy! ----------------------- Reporter: Robby Sunata Redaktur: Cahaya Genpi.co
“Bali is such a beautiful place and we can’t wait to go back one day,” she added.
The long-tailed monkey is a species native to southeast Asia and has a long history of living at close quarters with humans.
A habit of stealing food has seen it labeled as a pest in some communities.
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a natural habitat-sanctuary, home to around 750 monkeys, and attracts 120,000 tourists a month.
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