The response to our story on feral monkeys in South Texas has been tremendous.
Since our original posting we have received several interesting stories and photos from people who have encountered these animals.
First up is an account shared by Rico Ramirez.
I had a client of mine who hunted near Dilley, TX. His story was quite haunting. He stated that it was during the peak of the rut season. It was very early In the morning when he was in the stand. All I know is that it was still dark. He had his small lamp with him. He was reading a magazine when he heard a huge bump and the stand actually felt like it moved. He said the bump and thump was getting louder as if someone was on the stand. He said he reached for his pistol not knowing if it was an illegal, smuggler, or run away inmate. He shined his flashlight through the window out of the door when it got quiet. Then he said the noise was then on the roof of the blind. He was in survival mode and scared. He said there was a window that was open for air when he saw a small human like hand was trying to get in. He said the hand was moving in an up and down motion. The hand was somewhat furry. He said he ran out the door leaving most of his gear in the stand. He didn’t return till sunrise got his things and called the land owner.
He went on to say the landowner said it was probably one of those (fill in the blank) monkeys.
Yes, that story is cool but the photos you will see when you click here are even better.