A Malaysian student who had lost his phone found it again only a day later – with some unexpected new additions to his camera roll.
Zackrydz Rodzi thought someone must have stolen his phone while he was asleep, but he couldn’t know for sure because there were no obvious signs of robbery.
Speaking to the BBC, Rodzi said he woke up mid-morning on Saturday and realised his phone was gone.
Pictures timecoded to 2pm on the same day show a monkey peering down the lens with bright green foliage and birds in the background.
The monkey appeared to be trying to eat the phone.
On Sunday, the computer science student’s dad noticed a monkey outside their house in Batu Pahat, in the southern state of Johor.
He used his own phone to ring his son’s – and heard a distant ringing in the jungle behind their back garden.
The phone was located under a palm tree, covered in mud.
Rodzi said he thought the monkey must have snuck in through his brother’s open bedroom window.
He shared the pictures to Twitter on Sunday, writing: “Something that you might see once in a century.”
Amongst the photos were close-ups of the monkey’s snout and piercing eyes.
There were also close-ups of bamboos and palms – and a few blank misfires for good measure.