Pig-tailed Macaques, that is. This is the dominant male, who walks with a swagger that makes his gonads swing back and forth, banging the inside of his legs.
Ma Pigtail may be looking sweet, but she’s a Bad Girl, as you will see in a moment.
Quicker than you can say “Pig-tailed Macaque,” Ma Pigtail moved over to the open door of an automobile, reached in and heisted two zip locks in the door compartment. Mrs. WC, in a heroic action, convinced the thief to drop one of the stolen bags, but Ma Pigtail, vastly pleased with herself, got away with the other.
Ma Pigtail ignored the objecting Thai tourist and made a break for the trees.
Once safe from annoyed tourists and the other adult macaques, she made a quick business of opening the bag. Which suggests this may not have been her first crime.
She dropped one of the bags of Thai crisps or whatever they were, but it was snatched out of the air before it could reach the ground by Junior, who also demonstrated he knew his way around shrink-wrapped goods.
The nearby, annoyed security guard yelled at the Thai tourist, but the damage was done. While WC has made light of this incident in this blog post, feeding wild animals never ends well for the wild critter. Ma Pigtail’s success means next time she may add assault to her list of crimes, especially if a tourist is foolish enough to try to stop her practicing the lifting lay. And when a tourist gets hurt by a wild animal, it’s usually the death warrant for the wild critter.
So, entertaining, but sad.
Readers cannot complain that all WC is doing is posting photos of Thailand birds.