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Jealous Alpha Male Monkey Attempts Acrobatic Attack On Man (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 02/17/12 03:24 PM ET  |  Updated: 02/17/12 03:25 PM ET

Alpha Male Monkey

According to YouTube user NRucker5, a recent trip to a cafe inside the Memphis Zoo turned into a surprise encounter with one very jealous, very acrobatically talented monkey.

"The manager of the cafe told me that the alpha male monkey noticed me the second I walked in the door and started going crazy, because, as the alpha male, he feels threatened by tall males," NRucker5 wrote in the video's description. "So she told me to go stand by the window and turn my back on him and that he would 'attack' me."

Or, at least attempt to.

Watch as the monkey plans his attack with precision and gathers momentum swinging on the rope. While he does stick the landing, the surprise pounce probably didn't go as planned, as the little guy smacks into the glass window.

This isn't the first time impromptu filming has captured a moment of monkey magic. Last month, a baby snow monkey mistook a visitor's shoelace for a snack, and adorably sucked on it before eventually losing interest.

And who could forget the time a crested black macaque in an Indonesian national park stole a photographer's camera and produced some of the most memorable self portraits we've ever seen? By the time the photographer retrieved the camera, the monkey had taken hundreds of photos.

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