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Old 04-07-2021, 07:22 AM
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Default Wild Monkey at Silver Springs

Wild Monkey high in a tree at Silver Springs State Park.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:23 AM
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Wow, awesome picture!

Are there many of these monkeys (rhesus macaques?) in the Silver Springs SP, and are they hard to spot?
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:41 AM
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Wonder if there are any here?
 
Old 04-07-2021, 10:25 AM
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Great picture, he looks like he's posing for you
 
Old 04-07-2021, 05:29 PM
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I remember seeing lots of monkeys at Gibraltar. They would jump on anyone with a candy bar or food. I really like animals but monkeys, IMO, are creepy.
 
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Florida Silver River monkeys: Animals brought for tourism carry herpes

There are approximately 400......rampant with herpes.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:09 PM
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I remember seeing lots of monkeys at Gibraltar. They would jump on anyone with a candy bar or food. I really like animals but monkeys, IMO, are creepy.
Got into a brawl with one of those monkeys he was trying to steal my hat and decided I needed it more than him
 
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I heard a story some time ago that they had been seen in yards along 42 in the north of the villages.
I have certainly seen lots when taking my boat up the Oklawaha and Silver River.
I also heard that they were left behind after the filming of Tarzan with Johnny Weismuller in the 1930's - you hear a lot of these stories but it's difficult to know which of them to believe.
 
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Got into a brawl with one of those monkeys he was trying to steal my hat and decided I needed it more than him
Any video?
 
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I remember seeing lots of monkeys at Gibraltar. They would jump on anyone with a candy bar or food. I really like animals but monkeys, IMO, are creepy.
So aren’t some people...
 
Old 04-08-2021, 05:06 AM
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Silver Springs State Park is home to 1000’s of monkeys. If you go kayaking, you’ll be able to see 100’s in the trees by the river.
 
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Beautiful shot!
 
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So cool! Thanks for sharing that awesome pic!
 
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I heard a story some time ago that they had been seen in yards along 42 in the north of the villages.
I have certainly seen lots when taking my boat up the Oklawaha and Silver River.
I also heard that they were left behind after the filming of Tarzan with Johnny Weismuller in the 1930's - you hear a lot of these stories but it's difficult to know which of them to believe.
The first time I took the boat ride in Silver Springs, that when they took you deep into the river I saw one myself and heard the same Tarzan story.
 
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I heard a story some time ago that they had been seen in yards along 42 in the north of the villages.
I have certainly seen lots when taking my boat up the Oklawaha and Silver River.
I also heard that they were left behind after the filming of Tarzan with Johnny Weismuller in the 1930's - you hear a lot of these stories but it's difficult to know which of them to believe.
Two-three years ago police were in our Hacienda neighborhood warning residents that a monkey was in a nearby tree and not to approach him.
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