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Here’s a tip: never pat a monkey

THAILAND | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [14204] | Comments [1]

Here's a tip: never pat a monkey, even if it's on a leash: they can be vicious. I was out wandering with a friend on Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan Island, when we ran into a local walking his pet monkey. My friend bent over and patted the monkey and the local kindly let her hold it. Nestled in her arms, it seemed so sweet. Then I reached out to pat it and it bit me on the thumb, breaking the skin. Little beast. I was advised to have rabies vaccinations and to take antibiotics, which I did.

How World Nomads helped

A trip to a local hospital for treatment, including rabies vaccinations and antibiotics. (Medical expenses totalled $408.23, but policy had a $100 excess.)

PAID AUD $308.23

Tags: claim, hospitals & health, medical, monkey, rabies, thailand, true claim stories, world nomads

 

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You should never even smile at a monkey. There was one sitting on the veranda in a hotel in Simla India. I looked out the window and made monkey faces at it. Suddenly I closed my eyes to the sounds of shattering glass as it lounged though the window at me. When I opened my eyes it was gone. And I spit shards are glass out of my mouth. I had to pay the owner $5 to fix the glass, because I was "making monky faces" to the monkey. It was the best $5 I have ever spent.

  don May 21, 2012 3:06 AM

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