Run – dont walk, mutant monkey on the loose?

Posted on March 28, 2011


A Baboon at Knowsley Safari Park, in Merseyside

It looks like a scene out of a science-fiction film – a gigantic mutant baboon effortlessly crushing a car with its fist. Run for your lives!!

Fear not, it’s only an optical illusion.

If you look closely enough, you’ll notice that the monkey is in fact precariously balancing on the car’s windscreen with one of its hand held outstretched. 

Chez Owen, schoolteacher from Barrow Ford in Lancashire took the photo after a family visit to Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the results.

Split second timing, together with the angle of the shot created an altogether different picture from the one the family actually enjoyed. Thank goodness for that!