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The island nation of Grenada is located at southeastern Caribbean Sea. In the Western Hemisphere, Grenada happens to be the second smallest self-governing country. The population of Grenada, as per the estimate of July 2007 was 89,971. The photo was taken in Grand Etang Forest Reserve.

Our guide said that everything on Grenada was valued in terms of its food value. "A woman would be very angry if you gave her flowers, she'd be happier with a bucket of Kentucky fried chicken. People here eat everything: opossums, armadillos and monkeys. I've never eaten a monkey, but I sure would like to eat an armadillo."

This fellow is a Mona Monkey, introduced from Africa. As members of the Cercopithecidae -- or Old World monkeys -- they do not have the prehensile tails characteristic of their New World cousins.
His open mouth and fixed stare indicate a threat display. When I aimed the camera at him, he remained stationary for some time; another indication of perceived threat. If his teeth were clenched it would be considered a fear grimace, aimed at appeasing the threat. This fellow probably weighs about 4.4 Kg. Source Mona Monkeys live in groups of five or so with only one male, but I guess the females weren't as brave as this guy. Several troops of mona monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) roam the forests of Grenada.

The monkeys on Barbados, also from Africa, are Green Monkeys. They are playful fellows that caused an unusual change in golfing rules, 的f you see a monkey steal your ball, you can put a new one in play without penalty.

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