Monkeys are agile, mischievous and extremely fast at escaping. But there is a well known method to catch a monkey by using a coconut.

First of all, cut a hole in the coconut, empty out the coconut, then make the hole just wide enough so that the open hand of a monkey can reach into the coconut but the fist cannot. Tie the coconut to a tree and place a bait which can be a piece of fruit or banana inside the coconut.

This method works by making use of the monkey’s greed. The monkey sticks its little hand into the coconut hole reaching for the bait and trying to pull it out but it cannot do so while still holding on to the bait. The harder they try, the more unlikely they are able to pull their hand out. And the only outcome is …