Cheeky snow monkey grabs a tourist's phone
It was perhaps not the wisest of decisions to get so close to this cheeky snow monkey.
The macaque was in a mischievous mood at the Jigokudani park in Japan and made off with an iPhone.
Comical photos show the snow monkey swimming around in the water with the mobile in hand.
This macaque was in a mischievous mood at the Jigokudani park in Japan and made off with an iPhone
The Japanese snow monkey then became disinterested and dropped the phone into the steamy pool
It had made a grab for the smartphone with astonishing speed before jumping into the pool.
Then the primate, apparently annoyed it's prize wasn't a mac-aque, became disinterested and dropped the iPhone down into the steamy depths.
One of the tourists, Sam Dobson from Moscow in Russia, witnessed the moment the monkey decided the photo call was over.
One of the tourists, Sam Dobson from Russia, saw the moment the monkey decided the photo call was over
He said it seemed like the snow monkey got fed up of the tourists and 'just didn't want to pose anymore'
The 55-year-old said: 'I only just managed to get the shot of the monkey holding the iPhone in time, but it was perfect.
'The monkey seemed like it had gotten fed up of all the tourists taking photos of it and just didn't want to pose anymore.
'I admit, I did laugh when I saw it had stolen one tourist's phone, as it could well have happened to any of them.'