Yes, monkeys are cute but here are a few tricks to "monkey around" when they're bothering you...
1. 1. Apparently, monkeys are terrified of snakes, so during a hike, best to carry a rubber snake with you. The monkey will freeze, “relieve” himself, and run away.
2. 2. Lay out pumpkins in front of your house with a small-sized hole carved out. The monkey will stick their hand inside the pumpkin to grab the seeds, but once in a fist, won’t be able to pull it out again. Unable to understand that it must let go of the seeds before they can get their hand out, they will walk around with their hand stuck in the pumpkin. Aha!
3. 3. If all else fails, you can paint the monkey white. It will run back to its group of monkeys, who will be frightened that a white monkey is running towards them, and start running as well. The white monkey will think they are running away from something and continue following the others, when in fact, they are running away from him. This will chase all the monkeys far, far away from your house!
Remember, when you feed a monkey it expects food from humans, stops providing for himself and becomes aggressive to humans…for food!
Em and Will