Chris Muir's Day By Day

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Orangutan Fishes With Spear

A male orangutan, clinging precariously to overhanging branches, flails the water with a pole, trying desperately to spear a passing fish.

It is the first time one has been seen using a tool to hunt.

The extraordinary image, a world exclusive, was taken in Borneo on the island of Kaja, where apes are rehabilitated into the wild after being rescued from zoos, private homes or even butchers' shops.




And you know where that inevitably leads:



So I think I'll run down to Wal-Mart and pick up some ammo.

10 comments:

Anon 1:50 said...

Meh! I'll worry when he filets it, sautees it with shallots and a few capers, a squeeze of lemon juice and a nice finishes it with a nice Beurre Blanc.

Even then, I won't load up until I see what kind of wine he's drinking with it.

Anonymous said...

I never buy ammo at Wal-Marts. It's made by slave Orangutans in China, with lead based paint and dioxin.

Anonymous said...

You're worried about lead based paint on your ammo?

W.C. Varones said...

Lead paint is bonus. If you miss a vital organ, you still have a chance to get them with the lead poisoning.

Eddiebear said...

I will only be worried if he caught it.

Nomennovum said...

It's worse than you think: The April 2008 edition of National Geographic has an article on chimpanzees using spears to hunt some small tree-dwelling primates.

First they came for the bushbabies, then they came for ....

Chris Muir said...

Man, I bust out laughing when I saw the Planet of Apes pix.

Bob said...

If you're the Chris Muir who draws Day By Day, I'm honored to have you as a reader. Welcome!

Chris Muir said...

bob, who wouldn't read a guy who has a pix of Teach for his bio?

I think that's Teach.

He'd like tomorrow's toon, deals with guns...

Chris Muir said...

Where are my manners?

Jeez.

Thanks for having DBD on your blog,man!