I absolutely love primates. Literally, I can sit and watch these creatures all day and not get bored. There is just something about these fellow tellurians that strums an inner cord in me. Anyway, there is a state park about twenty miles away from me and we took a small two day camping trip. We’ve been to the Silver River State Park before, and I had posted a blog about this trip as well.
What I did not know, is across the river a troop of Wild Rhesus Monkeys live. I took tons of photos, but only three of them were good enough to make smartphone wallpapers out of. Being across the river I could not get close enough and had to shoot between the foliage. Monkeys do move quite fast, so I am happy with the photos I got.
Amazingly, these monkey’s are found in Asia where they are from, in lower South Carolina, USA where they had escaped from a science lab and in Ocala, Florida, USA, where a tour-boat owner thought it would add excitement to his jungle tour and put these monkeys on a small island. Unfortunately, he did not realize that monkeys can swim! There is another, local legend, that during the filming of a Tarzan movie, a group of Rhesus monkeys escaped and bred in the wild.