This has got to be one of my favourite photos. It was taken last week on 20th May in Jaipur at the base of a temple, knowing that I’d end up using it for the Wordless Wednesday series.
It’s quite cute how the monkey is just chilling on the back of the goat with no worries on his mind; and believe me when I say the goat walked about 100 meters uphill towards the temple with the monkey still sat on his back. I’ve never seen anything like it !
I know about those birds that sit on rhinos and elephants and get a free ride (but they are also getting food) and similarly there are certain small species of fish that nibble the gunk off whales … but this has got to be a first ! At first I thought ‘aah this must be a jungle trend’ until it dawned on me that I witnessed this in a city ! Even the monkey knows about air pollution and is taking the goat instead of the many motorbikes behind it !
Have you ever seen a monkey riding a goat (and not in a zoo / circus) ? Have you seen any other small / medium sized animal riding another type of animal ? Please do share your funniest animal sighting with all of us and if you’ve got a photo of it – don’t forget to put up your link !