Nov 16, 2007

Yak Riding

I have no idea where this photo was taken, or what festival/holy day/cultural event sponsored it. All I know is that the foot in the lower right-hand corner fleeing the duo is what makes this photo. I love the idea of a monkey riding a yak and chasing people down. Once again, I root for the monkey/yak team. Photo source: Knuttz.net

9 comments:

Theodosia said...

Um, I don't think that's a yak. Yaks are hairy, unhumpy, and much smaller. I'm thinking, Indian Water Buffalo?

Anything ugly is cuter if you put a monkey on its back, though.

Kritter said...

I hope the buffalo is not trying to throw the monkey off and trample it. Actually, it looks like some sort of domesticated cattle/Brahma progenitor.

Meirav Rath said...

Definitely not a yak but the monkey's leg looks tied to the beast now that's a little abusive...

Holly said...

Weird. I wonder how soeone got such a funny pic.
Lol.

Jenn said...

Yeah, not a pretty photo, that's for sure. That monkey is tied on - look at the unnatural stretch of the leg.

Somewhere in Spain or Mexico, possibly a preshow to bullfighting?

Anonymous said...

agree with above coments: not a yak, monkey is tied on, is in human, is some kind of brama steer, sign is in spanish, most likely Mexico pre bull fight.

mle09 said...

that's absolutely horrible. How can you all think that torturing a monkey by strapping it to an equally mistreated bovine is funny? that's disgusting and cruel.

Anonymous said...

That IS NOT a yak. I own yaks. Yaks are rather hairy and shaggy too. That is a brahma-cross bull (well, steer it appears) the primate is, judging by the coloring, a juvenile Capuchin monkey. I would agree that both the bovine and the primate are most likely feeling rather tormented and this "sport" is cruel. Unless, they enjoy doing this.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I failed to mention that yaks are not only hairy and shaggy, but they do indeed have rather pronounced humps. This may have been why the Brahma-cross was attributed the incorrect yak title.