The Monk + Stick Tiger Security Protocol
Near Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Nov. 28, 2008
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Have to admit: This really didn't seem like a very smart idea to me. After all, one
of the basic rules of being a primate is, "Keep your young away from the big cats."
But I was overruled. They saw it on The Amazing Race. so it must be
safe, right? And when will we ever get a chance to pet a tiger again?
When I asked how they keep the tigers restrained someone said, "The monks have
a stick that they can swat the tiger with." Not completely reassuring in the
event that one of the beasts should experience a Siegfried moment. Still,
we survived, and it remains a (the?) favorite memory of the trip.