Incredible photo as snow monkey takes iPhone away from tourist, then uses it!

Forget the apes, these agile snow monkeys might be signaling our downfall instead. While in Jigokudani Monkey Park, Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten caught the sight of a snow monkey making off with a tourist’s phone, going back into the hot spring with it, where it then started to tinker around with it and even made the in-built camera flash go off. Eventually the phone found its way back to the humans, but unfortunately stopped working by then.


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