monkey See Monkey Do! Primate fills student’s phone with ‘selfie’ after stealing from his bedside table while sleeping in Malaysia
- Zacrydz Rodzi surprised by phone disappearance from his home in Malaysia
- He later discovered the device behind his house, which was covered in dirt and water
- After unlocking the phone, they found that it was stolen by a monkey
- The primate managed to take a selfie, which was left in the phone’s gallery
A Malaysian man was stunned to see a series of monkey ‘selfies’ on his phone after stealing the device from his home.
20-year-old Zacrydz Rodzi, a student in the town of Battu Pahat, in the south of Malaysia, said he slept near his bed on Friday night, but was found missing on Saturday.
He eventually tracked down the missing device in the woods behind his house and when he unlocked it, he discovered pictures of the criminal he had saved in his gallery.
A student from Malaysia, 20-year-old Zacrydz Rodzi, found his phone full of a monkey’s ‘selfie’ from his bed asleep.
Mr Rodji said he showed pictures to friends and family who ‘couldn’t believe it’, before posting them online where he has seen thousands of times.
Most paintings are grainy, blurred or out of focus, or show parts of the surroundings such as leaves or tree branches.
But a couple shots show the monkey’s face as it fights the phone, before it leaves the device in the forest.
Mr Rodzi explained to the BBC that the bizarre coordination began around 11 am Saturday when he found his phone missing.
He said there was no sign of a robbery, and that he was unable to find it even after spending a day looking for the device.
He said, “My only thought was that it was some kind of magic.”
But on Sunday, his father mentioned that he had seen a monkey around the house on Friday night, and suggested that he check the forest behind the house.
Mr. Rodji said that his phone went missing on Saturday, when he searched the next day in the woods near his back garden, when pictures of the monkey were found
Mr Rodji said his family could not believe it when he saw the pictures, calling it ‘something you can see once in a century’.
Using his brother’s phone to call his device, Mr. Rodzi soon tracked it down to an area of trees behind the back garden.
The phone was riddled with mud and water, but otherwise went untouched.
Mr. Rodji said that his uncle suggested that he check the camera-reel if the suspect took a photo of himself, “And boom, it’s full of monkey photos.”
The family now suspects that the monkey entered through his brother’s open window before turning off the phone.
‘[This is] Something you can see once in a century, ‘he wrote on Sunday, tweeting the outside photo.
This is not the first time a monkey has taken a ‘selfie’ on a person’s camera.
In 2011, British photographer David Slater was taking pictures of macaques in Indonesia when one of the animals snatched his camera and pressed the shutter.
The resulting image – a smiling shot of Monkey’s face – then became the subject of a legal battle after Peta was sued, with Monkey claiming copyright.
Mr. Slater fought and eventually won the case, but agreed to give 25 percent of future revenue to the donors.
While some photos show the monkey’s face, most of them are either blurred or show nearby trees and leaves