"The monkey is not considered dangerous." LOL!:biggrin2:
I have always felt a feces-throwing monkey (particularly a really foul-tempered rhesus or spider monkey) would make a great housewarming gift for someone you don't particularly like. Though I've always found monkeys freakishly foul little buggers, I have to respect the fact you always know exactly where you stand with them. A deep tissue bite or a spattering of feces in your face is a pretty clear indication the two of you won't get along.:icon_smile_big:
When I was in the Navy stationed in San Diego in the late 60's I used to go to the zoo on weekends. We got in free in uniform. Anyway, the gorillas would often throw their feces at the spectators. Usually it would just clear the moat around their island and hit the top of the hedge, whereupon it would splatter on several people standing behind the hedge.
As soon as a gorilla would come up to the edge of the moat and reach around behind himself all of the regulars (sailors and Marines) would start backing up. I can't ever remember anyone shouting a warning to the newbies about what was getting ready to happen. :icon_smile_big:
I used to work in a zoo as a weekend job. We did indeed have a rhesus monkey who as almost as bad as some of the patrons. Luckily he was not as quick or as stubborn as the staff. Those were interesting days.
Actually it can be dangerous since there are MANY people who do not realize there are zoonotic diseases and the typical bacteria and virus hazards which the unwary could contract.