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Monkey takes a dip in Mumbai swimming pool

Report & Video by Lindsay Brown

A monkey has taken a dip in a public swimming pool much to the surprise of regular swimmers.

Before taking the plunge, the animal carefully observed fellow swimmers then reenacted their behaviour and at times even kept within the lanes.

The easy going authorities at the pool say the monkey has been a regular visitor and is absolutely harmless.

Naveen Anchan, the swimming pool manager, said:"The monkey has come in from a nearby garden. It first observed people swimming in the pool, then after a while started swimming inside the pool.

"It was a pleasant sight to see the monkey swim like a professional swimmer."

Although somewhat suprised by the addition of the monkey in the waters, visitors haven't complained and the pool has made no attempt to restrict the new guest's complimentary access.

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