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Photo Journal: High wire act

(Photo courtesy of @baritone_666)

This image from a video posted on Twitter shows a troop of Japanese macaques walking on electric cables stretched between utility poles over a snowfield in the city of Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, in northern Japan, on Jan. 7, 2019. The video had been played more than 800,000 times as of the early morning of Jan. 10. The curious spectacle was posted by Twitter user @baritone_666, and the movie was taken by their mother. According to the supplier of the video, their mother said, "The monkeys may have been being cautious because they could be chased by people if they walked on the ground."

    (Japanese original by Toshiyuki Sumi, Aomori Bureau)

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