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Monkey Gets His Ninety Seconds of Fame When He Steals and Dismantles a GoPro

I’m all for a little monkey business when it comes to taking photos and playing around with your gear, but this guy here might’ve taken it a bit too far…

While on an otherwise friendly visit to Uluwatu Temple in Bali, YouTube user MocholilaoTV had his GoPro Hero 3+ stolen away by a monkey. To his (and the Internet’s) surprise, the little guy then started to systematically dismantle the thing. He managed to open up the GoPro case and even take out the battery, but not before he captured a good ninety seconds of his little adventure.

Eventually a female worker at the temple assisted the GoPro owner by making a “deal” with the monkey, trading the camera for some fruit. Even then, the battery was lost, but the camera and case were still intact, providing us with this curious adventure of not-quite-George.

(via Gizmodo)


 
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  • Jigsaw

    A $500 camera that takes images like a $20 POS. :D

  • http://www.ceaserphotography.com/ Sid Ceaser

    Yo, Yo, Monkey!!

    I think we’re all missing the obvious here – that Monkeys should be the next TV stars, and that I should create a show where we give Monkeys assorted camera gear and let them play with it. Instead of calling it “Will it Blend?” we can call it “Will it Monkey??”(tm)

    Although, “Yo, Yo, Monkey!” has a certain ring to it.

  • http://www.aluzinando.com Fernando Callo

    Just like the iPhone.

  • Mike

    GoPro has to answer the hard questions about monkey proofing their products, now.
    It might make make the thing unusable for some of the buyers, though.

  • Jason Teale

    Those monkeys at Ulutwatu are evil! They steal everything. I watched one take a lady’s gold necklace off her neck and then a group of people helped try and get it back.

  • Felipe_Paredes

    so GoPro comes with peanut butter on it?

  • Scott M.

    Not a very good video. Man yelling at end only good part.

  • Fed Up with weirdos like you

    $500 for these horrible images? cool monkey though !

  • Burnin Biomass

    I bet this gives the Orlando Sentinel an idea…

  • Tom Coyner

    Had a similar experience there. The monkey jumped at the back of my head as I passed a stone wall separating the jungle from the sea cliff. As he essentially ricocheted off of me,he grabbed my expensive bifocal glasses, and took off under the bushes. The monkey then stopped and then popped the lenses out of the frames, He left the frames behind and scampered off with the expensive lenses. I keep wondering if there is a secret treasure trove somewhere there. In any event, the incident only furthered my antipathy towards wild monkeys.