October 28, 2012

LASI V: Beware the Vervet Monkeys

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A warning sign on the fridge in my hotel room here at Pine Lodge.

This afternoon I arrived at Pine Lodge, the venue for the LASI V workshop. The facilities are very nice here (I’m currently sitting next to the pool and hot tub and catching up on some blogging and other work), but you do need to be careful to close the doors and windows of your room when you leave because there are thieves around… monkey thieves! Specifically, adorable but mischievous¬†vervet monkeys.

I have yet to catch sight of a vervet monkey here in Port Elizabeth, but I’m sure that I’ll see some before I leave. My husband and I saw plenty of vervet monkeys last week when we were on holiday at South Africa’s “South Coast” and “Wild Coast”. Below are a few pictures of vervet monkeys from our holiday last week.

Vervet monkey sitting in a tree. South Coast, South Africa, October 2012.

Mother and baby vervet monkey. South Coast, South Africa, October 2012.

Another view of the mother and baby vervet monkey. South Coast, South Africa, October 2012.

Photobomb! South Coast, South Africa, October 2012.

Just hanging around. South Coast, South Africa, October 2012.

Up in a tree. South Coast, South Africa, October 2012.