Snowy the Snow Monkey
This little guy and I had a little friendship after a few days.
I spent time all over the hills and rivers here outside of Nagano taking photos of these snow monkeys. And you get to know them after a while... there are a few that you see over and over again. I started giving them names... the same way my daughter gives names to everything... and all the names were quite childish... Like I called this guy, "Snowy." It wasn't very creative, but he didn't seem to mind.
He followed me around morning and night. And he posed... oh how he loved to pose. Some other monkeys I got too close too and they gave me the wide-mouth attack move.... but I never got too close to Snowy. I didn't want to ruin the little grizzly-man thing we had a-goin' on.
- Trey Ratcliff
Read more (including my tips on managing airports) here
at the Stuck in Customs blog.
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