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Man Shows Up At Friend’s Pool, Finds It Full Of Monkeys

Sometimes it's so hot all you want to do is jump in a pool - and apparently monkeys are no different.

Michael Derek Rout was at a friend's home in South Africa when he looked outside and found that a troupe of vervet monkeys had commandeered the pool. A video shows the happy family running around, playing and generally acting exactly like a boisterous group of humans would.

They do cannonballs.

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

They run by the pool.

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

They mess with the cleaning tools.

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

They give in to their elders.

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

And, of course, they enjoy a cool swim.

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

Facebook/Michael Derek Rout

Fortunately the humans involved seemed happy to let the monkeys have their day - which they certainly needed in the summer heat.

For more proof that apes and monkeys are just like us, click here and here.

You can watch the full video below.