Monday, October 15, 2007

Forbidden (custard) fruit



















A monkey eating a custard apple. A group of monkeys visits every few weeks around this time of the year. They pick fruits off the trees, and throw them at us or the dogs! They are pretty bold. Monkeys stealing fruits is one thing, but even people do it. Around here, some people don't consider it necessary to ask for permission. They just pick fruits and flowers off the trees, pulling the branches in order to get to them while standing on the other side of the compound wall, and in the process sometimes breaking the branches. The botched prune job on the bouganvillas can be seen on the left. The "gardner" used a sickle because he did not have a pair of garden shears.

According to one research article, Chimpanzees steal fruit to impress the lady Chimps!

"You are what you eat. Avoid FRUITS and NUTS." -Bumper sticker

7 comments:

Neva said...

I am not sure what I would do were I to see a monkey eating my fruit!!cute post.

Which Main? What Cross? said...

Well, here's one more thing Bangalore shares with Hyderabad. Monkey are known to trouble people in the suburbs of Bangalore too!

Rama Mohan said...

Good blog!
I have added your blog link in my Indian Bloggers list in the category of Metro... Hyderabad.

pleas check:
http://lifestyle-india.blogspot.com/2007/09/list-of-indian-bloggers-with-different.html

Kumudha said...

This fruit is so tasty!
In kannada, it is called sitaphal.

zakscloset said...

sounds like a big headache! i'm still envious though that you get to see them on the street like that. i've never seen them outside of the zoo...

maria elisa said...

perfect photo. love it

Juhi said...

awwwww! cute...did the monkey know he was being clicked?