Friday Night Photos Monkeyshines Edition

Happy Friday to all. Hope everyone is doing well. Post whatever you got.

Female Mandrill
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Gelada
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Schmidt's Red-tailed Monkey
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snoopydawg's picture

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Walking with a friend we saw this where the trees thinned out and couldn’t believe our eyes. There was the sun looking like the man in the moon in children’s books. Taken when it was so smoky here. Anyone ever see it look like this?

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@snoopydawg
You're right. The sun does look like the man in the moon. Do you still have a lot of smoke, or has it cleared up?

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Awesome primates SP! That Mandrill is quite the beast. Those males are amazing. Beautiful photos all! As a teen I spent a day a week one summer observing various primates at a place in Santa Ana (now the S.Ana Zoo) called Prentiss Park at the time. It was free. It had 30 huge cages with all sorts of different species. Smaller stuff no Apes. Gibbons, Rhesus, Siamang, Howler, Spider, etc. It was awesome. Fascinating amazing animals. GREAT pix!

Edit to add: Sure was glad to see you put that awesome song up with this! Wink

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
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@dystopian
Prentiss Park sounds like it was a great summer gig. Glad you liked the music selection. It was either that or Hey Hey Were The Monkees.

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It was in Costa Rica...

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@Lookout
Nice shot of the monkey. I hope to visit Costa Rica some day.

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When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show... when you're born in America you get a front row seat. _George Carlin

I do enjoy viewing the contributions of those that are.. Thanks for the thread.

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Thanks for the monkeying around here.

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Smile

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Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

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Monkeying around.

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Fabulous photos SP!

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@Dawn's Meta
Which one is Teddy and which one is George?

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@Socialprogressive

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@TheOtherMaven awhile to name them, trying different combinations. Finally George and Ira seemed just right. Not sure the Gershwins would have appreciated the homage, but we like it and it suits them.

Good to see you.

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@Socialprogressive kittehs we rescued from our ditch about this time last year. George is the grey semi fluffy one and Ira is a teeny tiny miniature panther - sleek, dark black and disappears when he blinks.

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Teckels have been bred from a 60/40 mix of Dachshund and Terrier to become a new race. They are natural hunters, working in pairs to chase a Sanglier (Boar) or a Blaireau (Badger) towards a hunter, who is standing on a platform with a long gun. They each work from one side moving the wild animal toward the hunter, who then shoots from a high position.

These dogs in some countries are more for conformation (size, color, shape) but in mid European countries they are bred for hunting and highly prized at 700 euros and up for a puppy who responds well to specific stimuli.

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@Dawn's Meta
It was nice meeting Teddy, George, and Ira.

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