A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday, 2 January 2015

Monkey Nuts

The fruit of the Cocos Palm is a relic from a sub-tropical childhood.   

The Palm itself is a declared weed now, but that doesn't stop the fruit being created in abundance and spread by hungry flying foxes (fruit bats) far and wide.   When the husk has gone the brown nut has a pattern which resembles a pair of eyes and a mouth and even a nose in between, bearing some resemblance to a monkey, at least in the eyes of some.

When I was much, much younger my friends and I used to try to hit them over our house with a cricket bat.  If we failed to make the distance, the resounding clatter on our iron roof would alert us, and sadly any adult who happened to be inside!


© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia
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1 comment

William Kendall said...

That's definitely not a tree we'd ever see here!

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