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... which was shading them from the sun but also acting as a protective shield. The big ugly Malibu birds clearly thought it was target practice as they got hit 4 or 5 times, needless to say we flinched every time a bird flew over. After a while once the zone brothers talk started and Kurt and I had our laughter under control it was a brilliant talk. There were so many good illustrations and experiences. One illustration was ...
... our guide explained that he witnesses it once or twice a month. To be caught in the middle is nearly impossible- yet, there we were, running through the jungle as the chimps swung through the trees, hunting a red colobus monkey.
Chimps all around us would plop down on the ground, just a foot away from us, then ascend back into the trees in pursuit of the colobus. Running across the tree tops were the colobus monkeys, running away from ...
... to human contact for 7-years, so we were relatively safe. The only sketchy moment was when a wild troupe came in contact with the habituated one were we following, which prompted the dominant males to chase off the wild chimps, slapping the ground and making a racket.
It was an experience we're sure to remember and having seen what the other groups got, felt lucky to have opted for the all-day habituation experience.
... which was exciting. Unfortunately we had to head back with very few pictures because of the rain, just a lot of figs dropped on us. It was like dodging tennis balls as they fell!
We hiked back out and Moses was there at the road waiting for us with a fresh pineapple cut up as a snack. Delicious.
By the time we drove back to camp the sun was coming out ...
... for tea. On a few occasions we saw the trucks picking up the bags and any pickers wanting rides to take the leaves away to be dried and processed.
On we went to watch daily life unfold,