British tourist ambushed by selfie-taking monkey

Long-tailed macaque steals tourist's GoPro in Bali

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British tourist ambushed by selfie-taking monkey

A British tourist was ambushed by a cheeky monkey who was determined to snap the perfect selfie.

Lizzy Ware, 23, was feeding a long-tailed macaque in Ubud, Bali, when a curious primate grabbed hold of her GoPro.

The monkey quickly went bananas and started licking the lens and pulling poses before a pal hopped on top of Lizzy's head.

Brave Lizzy, with her partner Ben Holmes, stayed calm and flipped the camera to capture another great selfie with her new furry friend.

British tourist ambushed by selfie-taking monkey

She told Caters News: "It seemed the monkeys wanted to get the perfect picture.

"It was pretty exciting having the little guy interested in the camera and made for some great footage and a selfie.

"Then I felt a tug on my dress and something pull my hair. I quickly twisted the GoPro around and found a second on top of my head.

"I wasn't too sure what he thought he was going to find up there, until he found my ear and I thought we was going to pull my earring out.

"Unfortunately they can turn pretty angry rather quickly - so the clinging turned into a playful bite and I was scared he was going to rip my dress."

Lizzy, from South Molton, North Devon, visited the Balinese forest to see Ubud's sacred temples where the monkeys live.

The couple were in Bali in April as part of a six-month trip around South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand and returned home last month.

She added: "In the forest you can get bananas for around 50p.

"Once you're handed a bunch you've got monkeys hurling themselves up your body and grabbing them.

"But this was definitely the selfie of the trip."

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