Sunday, December 7, 2008

Monkey Business

I'd gone for a long walk on the weekend on my favourite route- the "upgraded" canal between Prabhat and Bhandarkar road. To the uninitiated, this is the very heart of the city.

Imagine my surprise when I saw a really huge monkey bounding about and scaring the poor watchman out of his wits! And no, it wasn't the usual escaped pet-type coming from a "madari". It was a genuine wild beast. God knows where it came from, but seeing a wild animal in the heart of Pune does make your heart skip a beat or two.

But then I stopped and saw the monkey again, and the way it leaped across. The sheer speed and grace with which the animal moved was totally amazing. Something primal about this surprise packet!