The video of a monkey driving a bus in Karnataka, India, has gone viral.
BBC news reported that the incident took place on Monday, according to the government’s road transport corporation – which only learned of the unusual driver’s actions after the video went viral.
According to witnesses, the monkey boarded the vehicle with another passenger but refused to sit anywhere but up front as the bus travelled around Davanagere
The driver, named as M Prakash, seemed to be unconcerned by this turn of events, allowing his new friend to sit on the steering wheel as they continued their journey.
In fairness to Mr Prakash, he does appear to have one hand on the wheel at all times. And in fairness to the monkey, he does seem to be paying attention to the road ahead – although whether he had mastered the mirrors is unclear.
According to reports, the monkey eventually reached his destination and left the driver to carry on with his day.
However, the Indian bus driver has been suspended – for letting a monkey “drive” his bus.