Animals Video

MIKE JONES 


What a cheeky monkey! – Watch the moment a miniature primate becomes frustrated after attempting to steal a man’s burger.

Peter Koen, 37, had been snorkeling at Cape Vidal in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, South Africa, when a troop of Vervet monkey’s swarmed around his car.

PIC BY Peter Koen / Extreme Nature Tours / CATERS NEWS

Hungry, Peter grabbed a burger from a nearby stand and placed it on the dash board to answer his phone.

Suddenly, one of the baby monkeys caught a glimpse, and dashed straight for the food, only to find that it was behind a glass screen.

Bemused, the monkey started to tap the glass, and even became aggressive when a larger Vervet came to see what the commotion was.

Peter, who lives in St Lucia, South Africa, said: “When I got back to the car my phone rang and so I put the burger down on the most convenient place which was on the dash of the car.

PIC BY Peter Koen / Extreme Nature Tours / CATERS NEWS

“I watched the monkey debate with himself but he then dashed over to the bonnet of the car and tried to snatch it.

“His bemusement with only knocking his knuckles against the see-through window was classic.

“I then started filming his endeavor to get to the burger or even just have a taste.

“It was really funny to watch and I am happy I had my camera with me.”