It appears a peeved-looking pet marmoset shopping with its owner at Walmart doesn't like the photographer snapping its primate parts.

Walmart Marmoset

Another day, another exotic pet owner dragging their freaky creature to Walmart. This time it's a Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), a New World Monkey native to the coast of northeastern Brazil. How it got to a Walmart somewhere in the US of A is anyone's guess, but it sure doesn't look happy to be there.

Common Marmoset

Common Marmosets are not a threatened species though they have some unusual eating habits. The monkeys' sharp claws and teeth are used to tear at tree bark to make plants “bleed” sap and resin, which they then slurp up. They supplement their diets with any insects they can catch. Not sure if Purina makes a Chow for that.

Walmart Marmoset

Some advice for anyone thinking of adopting a Common Marmoset of their own... these primates don't age well in close captivity, often becoming difficult to control. Not sure how old the Walmart shopper's furry friend is but the look on its face says “don't even think about asking.” (c/o People of Walmart, image via © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 and Wikimedia Commons)



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