An Icelandic naturalist and a travel agent stunned the reading public last Friday when the jointly announced in the NoSun Tribune, Reykjavik, Iceland, that Japanese Snow Monkeys are Migratory.
Bjorn Herecomestheson, a noted naturalist in Iceland formerly know for his writings on gnats in tundra as well as his award winning book, Small Acreage Farming with Tiny Horses stated that he has discovered what appears to be three families of Japanese snow monkeys, all wearing tee shirts with the slogan, "Our Reaction" printed on them where taking the waters at the thermally heated outdoor swimming pool at Thingilforgul, a west coast resort village in northern Iceland.
"Sun all Summer" travel agent Mika Dadeesdottier was able to confirm that the sixteen snow monkeys had traveled from Northern Japan to China aboard a JAL passenger jet eating fruits and nuts along the way. From there they hired a small russian cargo plane for the flight across central asia.
The white furred monkeys then made their way to Vienna where the boarded the Orient Express to London. They landed in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland on board IcelandAir flight 301, non stop from London. From their the families scampered and hitch hiked to Thingilforgul.
Naturally enough, a heated debate is taking place, because heat is a good thing in Iceland and there is disagreement in the Icelandic scientific community between naturalists, biologists and a few entomologists who were bored with talking about bugs all the time.
There is concern that no matter how impressive this movement of monkeys is. It may not be migratory in nature.
The debate began when Mika Dadeesdottier stated the monkeys have not made plans for a return trip to Japan. Grasping at straws, Herecomestheson said perhaps they have simply maxed out their credit cards and after they get jobs and save some money they will return home.
The monkeys had nothing to say, because they are monkeys but looked content right where they are.