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monkeys in summer?

by piglet44 Online Now Nov 18, 2009 at 3:20 AM

Is it also possible to see the monkeys in the summer or is it a waste of time to go to this area in June/July?

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    Re: monkeys in summer?

    by unaS Online Now Nov 18, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Seems that the park rangers bait them to come down in summer too for the tourists :)
    http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6025.html

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    Re: monkeys in summer?

    by piglet44 Online Now Nov 18, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    thanks Israela that is nice for people but not for monkeys??

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    Re: monkeys in summer?

    by unaS Online Now Nov 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Agreed. It disturbs their natural environmental adaptations.

    It also causes them to come to depend too much on humans for food when they have natural food available in another area. That sort of thing always leads to stupid humans doing things they shouldn't, then having monkeys bite them and getting killed by the authorities for behaving naturally.

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    Re: monkeys in summer?

    by piglet44 Online Now Nov 19, 2009 at 7:56 AM

    so does this mean you think humans should not go to see them ?

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    Re: monkeys in summer?

    by unaS Online Now Nov 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    I would love to see them in the hot springs in winter, but no, I would never go in the summer when they are baited to come down from their natural environment up in the hills.

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