Juan Elias Castillo captured the moment a monkey charged at him while on a visit to Silver Springs State Park in Marion County, Florida, on February 12.
He was visiting with his girlfriend, who was also chased by the creature during the terrifying incident.
Castillo was filming the animals when they got a little too close for comfort. No injuries were reported but in a post to Facebook, Castillo said the incident was “one of the scariest moments” of his life.
At least 300 rhesus macaques are said to live at Silver Spring State Park, according to reports. The mammals are native to south and southeast Asia and are a big attraction at the park. Credit: Juan Elias Castillo via Storyful