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Monkey snatches camera, makes unwatchable documentary before attempt to eat it

Camera was recovered — battery, not so much

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The lesson here: Leaving your GoPro camera within snatching distance of curious primates is not recommended.

But the results do make for an amusing video.

A tourist, apparently uninformed that monkeys are rascals — maybe he never read "Curious George" — left his camera unguarded while he filmed himself giving fruit away at Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia.

In a plot twist you probably saw coming, a monkey grabbed the camera and hightailed it into the trees, while filming what may be the least watchable documentary in history (not counting "The Real Cancun"). Listen closely and you can hear the incredulous camera owner in the background.

The monkey, apparently annoyed that the camera isn't edible, starts taking it apart, eventually removing the battery.

The uploader wrote, "After few minutes of panic a sweet lady who works in the temple made a 'deal' with Mr. Monkey and trade my camera for some fruits. I lost the battery but got this awesome and unexpected video."

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