Jumping Monkeys and a Near Miss

We were hiking in Sitou Mountain, Taiwan. The mountain is beautifully manicured and asphalt laid. But animals are not advertised as a common sighting. So imagine our surprise when we found ourselves following not one but a pair of monkeys on our descent. They tolerated us for quite a length, walking along the electrical wire bundles above the path. When they tired of us, they jumped off to a tree. Monkey #2 wasn’t as graceful.. if you look carefully, you’re see it almost missed altogether. Made me wonder how often an occurrence monkey miscalculations are. I still chuckle every time I watch.