Living in a Balinese community which seeks to grow its own food we have no choice but to be vigilant with the monkeys.
They come with the intent of eating whatever they can.
Which appears to be most things!
The passion fruit thief.
The bamboo shoot thief.
The papaya tree thief.
With the papaya, banana and mango trees they don't go for the unripe fruit, but the new shoots, preventing further growth.
Hence the need to encourage them (in my own way) to move on!
The are crafty little buggers and will co-ordinate their mission so that all areas are raided simultaneously, giving most of them the chance to get what they are after.
A shot from my drone flying directly above our community.
These macaque monkeys live in the forest along the river and our home is just one of their many stops as they trek up and down this route every few days.
When I catch them on their stealth munching missions, I grab the fire staff and run at them, making a deep loud grunting noise.
Which seems to do the trick!
...till next time.