Every Malaysian knows that you should NEVER EVER MESS WITH MONKEYS.
ESPECIALLY the crazy ones that call Batu Caves their home.
But, kesian all the tourists lah. They go to Batu Caves, hoping for some culture and cool Instagram pictures.
Then, all they see is a cute, furry little creature and think that itâ€™s perfectly fine to go up to these little terrorists and play/pet/feed them.
Well, they always learn the hard way that NO, you NEVER feed the monkeys and you should run far far FAAAAR away.
Just like this American internet personality who thought it was a wise idea to go up to a thieving monkey in Batu Caves.
Kelvin PeÃ±a, aka Brother Nature, uploaded a 42-second video on Twitter of him screaming in fear as a Batu Caves macaque monkey hissed and lunged at him.
The Monkeys out in Malaysia are savages 😂 pic.twitter.com/CZeKiyp3sQ
â€” Brother Nature (@BrotherNature) July 30, 2019
The American, who went viral for befriending deers, walked up to a monkey who had apparently stolen a drink bottle from a vendor and tried to tell it off.
Look at these thieving monkeys. Thereâ€™s no reason why you stole this from the merchant! Imma take it back.@Brother Nature via Twitter
Clearly, the monkey did not appreciate the reprimand and lunged at Kelvin, hissing viciously.
Just like any other mere mortal who come face to face with the monkeys, Kelvin let out a blood-curdling scream and backed off quickly.
Chill, chill, chill bro!@Brother Nature via Twitter
Itâ€™s yours, you got it. Iâ€™m not trying to do the right thing!
Why are you coming after ME?? Iâ€™m just trying to help!
The video quickly caught the attention of Malaysians and non-Malaysians on Twitter, with 26.5K retweets and 92.3K likes at the time of writing.
Seriously man. These Batu Caves monkeys are brutal.
They are always ready to fight. https://t.co/6t5UJeTJYi
â€” Sheikh Ya Boo Tea 🍵 #Undi18 (@TharmaPillai) July 31, 2019
brother nature in batu caves: ahaha these monkeys are WILD lmaoo they hissing at ppl and shit
malaysians, who were taught since young that the monkeys at batu caves are fucking thieving gremlins who will DEFINITELY give you rabies: pic.twitter.com/S1LoLJQL0U
â€” x23 (@poisonandnectar) July 30, 2019
Batu caves monkeys are WILD AF! I got jumped by one before and it stole my stuff😔 I didnâ€™t try fighting back bc it was 3 against 1 yâ€™all https://t.co/JCsLK0ttSM
â€” crying! @ the disco (@valriejoanne) July 31, 2019
I feel him, when I was in Malaysia those monkeys are quick to snatch anything from your hands😂 pic.twitter.com/YGo53uIxxb
â€” China🦋 (@mariaaa_ox_) July 31, 2019
Those Batu cave monkeys donâ€™t play. Onetime I was there, one of them straight up stole a piece of bread from a baby monkey and slapped the baby monkey as he ran up out of there #BatuCaves 🐒 https://t.co/MOisN2zQpR
â€” Previn Naidu 🇺🇸🇸🇬 (@PrevDiesel) July 31, 2019
Despite the hilarity, there are some safety precautions you should take when interacting with a monkey:
- Keep food out of sight.
- If a monkey approaches you, remain calm and quiet.
- Do not make sudden movements.
- Do not maintain direct eye contact.
- Do not try to hit the monkey.
- Back away slowly. Do not turn away from monkeys and run.
- Hide or throw away an object that is attracting monkeys.
- If you are with a child, put him/her on your shoulders.
In addition, we also think this tweet deserves an honourable mention:
Maybe if Brother Nature spoke in Tamil the monkey at Batu Caves would’ve been cool with him🤷🏾♀️
â€” Annemarie Rayan (@nmarielionn) July 31, 2019
Hopefully, this will be a lesson to anyone who thinks itâ€™s safe to approach these deceptively cute creatures.
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