for those of you who know me even slightly, my fear of monkeys is pervasive and long-standing. i have been thinking about how this phobia will manifest itself while we are in costa rica, what with monkeys abounding in every location. each time i flip through our guide book i try to desensitize myself to these creatures, hoping i will be able to cope adequately while we are on our trip.
however, tonight i came home to this story which does nothing to suppress my fears. specifically the call to 911 included this quote: "he's [the chimp] ripping her apart." ahh, here comes the panic attack now!