Last Day

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Sexy bandage on my nose!

Last day today, so sad to leave the monkeys. Have absolutely LOVED it here, the people and the animals.

In summary for the last week or so, I had to have a day off because my ankle was hell, it was so swollen and ugly and I could barely walk.

I was attacked by one of the monkeys a few days ago. Patti is such an unpredictable monkey though, she just goes at anyone. She had bitten Krystal before and because Karien had left the boys had been putting her away. On the boys last day I decided I would try (even though she has had a go at me a few times) and get her from her cage to her spot. She was fine getting out of the cage, sitting on my shoulders and not making a sound. Once I went to attach her to her cord though she she started scratching and biting the back of my neck, then bit my elbow, hand, cheek and bit my nose twice.

Bites and scracthes on my nexk
Its pretty scarey having this small monkey biting you, all really quickly. I finally got the attention of the other 3 volunteers and then threw her cord and got away from her. Blood poured from my nose, and its lucky she has old worn teeth because she only did damage to my nose, although the back of my neck was really sore for the next 2 days. Dont get me wrong though, usually monkeys will bite because they think you are attacking them or one of the group, but Patti is such a horrible little monkey!! In her file it says she has attacked countless volunteers and usually is fine with men. Once the boys left we got another volunteer Natalie. She had been working with the birds and transferred to us. She also tried getting Patti out and Patti bit her on the hand. So for the last few days we were getting Johnny the vet to get her in and out. Ali (another guy who has been there for some time) said Patti was due to be moved soon (but not soon enough)!

I went out and bought manilla files for each monkey and transferred all their information into them to make it easier for other volunteers, so hope it helps.

Today was so sad though (our last day), didnt really want to leave but we don{t have much more time before we go home.

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Sexy bandage on my nose!
Sexy bandage on my nose!
Bites and scracthes on my nexk
Bites and scracthes on my nexk
A few days after
A few days after
Nenita, gorgeous fat Spidermonkey …
Nenita, gorgeous fat Spidermonkey…
Chispeta
Chispeta
Patti.... monkey that attacked me.
Patti.... monkey that attacked me.
Natalie sleeping after a big night…
Natalie sleeping after a big nigh…
Last night - our house.
Last night - our house.
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