IMG_1410I was surprised to spot this guy walking along with a phablet in his pocket on the Mall in Shimla. Talk about making it easy for pickpockets! Actually, human pickpockets are far fewer here than thieving monkeys. The local monkeys are extremely skilled at grabbing phones, cameras, glasses, hats, bags and anything else that can be ransomed for food. As I walked behind him, I noticed one big monkey checking him out. Such carelessness is really surprising. As he was talking on the phone while strolling along, he clearly was not at all alert to his surroundings. For a monkey to grab his phablet would be as easy as taking candy from a baby.


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