My daughter just sent me this picture she took on her phone. This little thief just stole a tomato off the kitchen table. He climbed up the red palms outside the window. Our house is a duplex so my kitchen window is just a few feet away – but fortunately it was closed. It’s a good thing too – because I have a bunch of bananas on the kitchen counter and several avocados ripening in a bowl. He would have had a feast.
Minutes after receiving this picture I went downstairs to the laundry room – which is under the house – not closed in – and found a disaster. The dog’s food was all over the place, the empty bowl thrown across the room, bags of detergent were opened, stuff was knocked off the shelves. A plastic bag containing lots of small items was ripped open and the contents strewn around. He must have been looking for more food – that tomato he’d just eaten just whetted his appetite for more.
This is a capuchin monkey. We have lots of them in the neighborhood – but as the incessant building continues to pave over the green areas – some of it jungle – the wildlife is getting squeezed out of their natural habitat. Not long ago my husband saw a dead monkey in the street just a block from our house – he’d been run over by a car and another monkey was beside him trying to help him get up. So sad.