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Bali Monkey Business – Part II

Reader Writes in with Harrowing Story of Monkey Encounter at Uluwatu.


(4/25/2008)

Our coverage on encounters of a primate kind and the invitation to share your Bali monkey stories [See: Avoiding Monkey Business in Bali] brought some interesting responses from readers.

A Bali-based reader, Vicky Baird, sent us the following email and accompanying pictures that paint a frightening picture about how an encounter with the monkey at Uluwatu has the potential of going tragically wrong.

Vicky wrote:

"My name is Vicky and along with my husband Richard we have lived in Bali for the past few years. Just recently my sister and her husband (from Australia) visited us and one of the tourist spots we took them to was the Uluwatu temple. Upon our arrival we were advised to remove any glasses and hair clips and given the usual warnings about protecting our possessions from the monkeys. My sister dutifully removed her glasses, but I rather foolishly forgot to remove my hair clip.

While appreciating the spectacular views overlooking the ocean we decided we would like to capture the scenery and proceeded to look for a 'good spot' to take a photo. My husband and I, along with our friend Ketut, perched ourselves on a wall behind which was a spectacular view and also a sheer drop of approximately 30 meters. We had watched earlier as a few groups of tourists had used this same location for their photo shoots. As the first of our photos was taken I turned to my left exposing my hair clip to a monkey to my right. A few minutes before taking our photos we had watched a monkey, just a few meters away, demolish a pair of tourist's sunglasses by snapping the arms of the glasses with his teeth

Within seconds of my turning to the left, this same monkey pounced onto my back and began tugging my hair rather viciously in an effort to get my hair clip. My head was pulled backwards as he tugged, but thankfully this monkey was not one of the more rotund ones that can be seen at Uluwatu. Fortunately I was able to counteract the monkey's tugging and leant forward giving my husband and Ketut the chance to fend off this clip grabbling monkey!!

The whole incident happened very quickly and had I not been able to counteract the tugging, and had the monkey been one of the larger ones I could easily have met my demise by being pulled backwards and falling down the 30 meter cliff.

We have had a few laughs since retelling the 'monkey attack,' but in reality it could have been disastrous. The culprit at the time may have appeared to have been the monkey but in actual fact, I myself was the culprit for not having paid attention to the advice given to all tourists upon their arrival. One careless moment of inattention could have easily ended in tragedy.

Yes, the monkeys at Uluwatu can at times be aggressive, but if visitors to the area take heed of the advice given, then their visit can and should be incident free."


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Send us you Bali monkey encounter story [Email Link for Submitting Your Taming the Monkeys of Bali Story]. We'll publish the best emails and rewarded the author with peanuts, bananas and pairs of slightly-used sun glasses.







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