Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fearsome monkey at Sungei Api Api gave me a 'vampire face'

Fearsome monkey at Sungei Api Api gave me a 'vampire face'
STOMPer Cyril caught sight of this monkey at Sungei Api Api in the east, and was shocked by its fierce behaviour.

He says:

"I was curious to see a monkey standing on the bridge while I was out exercising this afternoon.

"The monkey was very fierce.

"I saw an aunty giving an apple to the monkey when I wanted to take a photo of the monkey.

"The monkey gave me a 'vampire face' and then I ran away.

"So when the monkey was not looking I quickly zoomed my camera and took three photos of the monkey."

Fearsome monkey at Sungei Api Api gave me a 'vampire face'
Fearsome monkey at Sungei Api Api gave me a 'vampire face'

Related post: Ferocious monkey goes shopping at Elias Mall (21st April 2009)

I'm not sure what the person meant by a 'vampire face'. Is he saying that the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) bared its canines at him?


Long-tailed macaque, Malaysian Borneo;
(Photo by loochie)

I have a strong suspicion that this is the same monkey spotted at Elias Mall a few days ago; there is no resident troop of macaques anywhere in the Pasir Ris area, and besides, Elias Mall is just a few minutes away from Sungei Api Api.

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