Since the last time I went to the Lower Pierce Reservoir seems like more than a year ago, I thought we should make another visit. I was wondering if the monkeys would still be there. The last time I saw them on the road leading up to the reservoir.
Although it was a hot day, the sun soon turned dark with grey clouds as we escaped just before it poured. Saw a couple of joggers drenched in the rain who were still doggedly continuing their run. As we entered the lovely sloping, windy round, we were soon greeted by the curious monkeys who cleverly stand in the middle of the road hoping you’ll slow down to give them food.
They are very bold and do not seem afraid at all. In fact I was afraid, as I am not very good relating to animals, never having had a pet when I was growing up. I was trying to take a photo and wound the window down and a monkey jumped up and down and I thought it would soon jump into the car and onto my lap – it was that close. That was scary. In the end B took the close up photos and called me chicken. He said they looked sad and forlorn when it struck them that we had no food for them. Along the road leading up to the reservoir, you can still see the older do not feed the monkeys signs and I saw a new comic strip style sign warning you not to hand the monkeys food, or you’ll be handed a fine.