Monkeys with menaces! Moment five monkeys mob a tourist for food before they are chased off by a spade-wielding woman
- A tourist was mugged by monkeys at Mount Jiuhua in Anhui Province, China
- The animals have taken to demanding a ‘toll’ from visitors as they try to pass
- A young man was caught on camera being mobbed by the monkeys on the steps
- One monkey threatened to throw him off balance and down the steps to a temple
- A spade-wielding woman came to his rescue, scolding the monkeys like children
This is the moment a tourist was mugged by begging monkeys looking for food as he visited a temple in China.
Footage recorded at Mount Jiuhua, near the prefecture-level city of Chizhou in the south of Anhui province, shows a young man ascending a flight of stairs towards a temple.
The tourist hotspot, famous for hosting several Buddhist temples which are open to the public, has become infested with shameless monkeys that try to exact a toll from visitors.
A tourist was mobbed by thieving monkeys as he ascended the stairs to a Buddhist temple in south of Anhui province, China
In the video, the monkeys can be seen sitting on the snow-covered steps leading up to the temple.
One young man, who was reportedly with a group of tourists, decides to brave the primate peril and venture up to the temple – passing the monkeys along the way.
He is encircled by five menacing monkeys, and he lets out a horrified yell as one of the pests grabs his arm, threatening to throw him off balance on the slippery steps.
A woman wielding a spade scolds the beggars, hitting the ground with the tool and startling them.
Having been accosted by the five hungry primates, the young man abandoned his plan of seeing the temple and raced to safety – as a woman wielding a spade scolded the monkeys
One of the monkeys, a resident at the tourist hotspot of Mount Jiuhua, sits on a wall next to a stone dragon, wearily watching the woman with the spade
Although momentarily put off by the spade-wielding woman, one of the five monkeys dashes at the tourist again, putting its thieving hands on the young man, causing him to flee.
Having abandoned his hope of seeing the temple, the young man races down the stairs and out of view of the camera, which focuses in on the woman with the spade.
She scolds the monkeys verbally as though they were children.