Pat Shingleton: "An Ah-Choo Moment..."
A species of monkey, discovered and identified eleven years ago resides in Northern Myanmar- formerly Burma. This particular species would experience weather difficulties in Baton Rouge. Upon its discovery, the Yunnan snub-nosed surprised experts in its complexion but was familiar to residents of Myanmar. They reported that the monkeys are easy to find, especially during episodes of rain and constant showers. Wiley-Blackwell reported that because of their wide upturned noses, rainwater gets into their nostrils and causes them to continually sneeze. During episodes of extended rainy days the monkeys will place their heads between their knees so that rainwater will roll off their head and not in their nose. During the summer months and extended periods of wet weather, the snub-nosed creatures migrate to higher elevations where snowfall doesn’t cause the “ah-choo” moments. They then return closer to the villages because snowfall shuts off their food sources.
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