Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A light snack


So I finally got a (dark) picture of our monkey. I believe he bunks in one of the vacant lots next door,  which are also the likely culprits of last week's snake.

We found this guy on the bottom branch of our avocado tree, and were able to get about four feet from him. He just sat there eyeing us confidently, maybe with some of that trademark cheekiness. He used his teeth to peel one of our mangoes he'd swiped from the tree across the yard, ate the fruit with those deft little fingers, threw his trash in the grass, and made his exit through the razor wire. Decidedly not his best angle, I know.

Right now this is very cool. One of our friends has had a monkey just out of reach, eating the only fruit on their tree--and discarding half on the ground in front of him. That would be less cool.

I think he needs a name. What do you think? Marvin, maybe, or Eugene? B. suggested "Peaches", which seems a little ironic since they don't actually have peaches here. Jeeves? Mmm-bop? Clyde? Larry? Feel free to weigh in, here.





2 comments:

Kayla Horne said...

Janel,
I was searching for a list that I had seen months ago when I came across your blog! My husband and I are moving to Uganda with eMi and he will be a construction manager. I have been very encouraged by your blog and I am excited to read more! Thanks for sharing! You made my day!
Kayla Horne

John and Janel Breitenstein said...

SO wonderful to hear from you, Kayla, and I would love to get in touch with you, help answer questions (not that I am in any way an expert as much as I'm guessing you do have questions :), and just get to know you! I am on an eMi e-mail address, so just use that format if you want to drop me a line via e-mail. So excited to have you join the team.