A video, filmed at the Xitian Temple in Dehua County, begins with a man wearing black jeans and a denim jacket approaching the unsuspecting monkey from behind.
The man suddenly shoves the monkey, which cries as it falls over the railing. But a second later the primate leaps back up at shocking speed. The animal quickly turned around and attacked him. The monkey then chases the man as other visitors laugh.
As the man turns to run from the monkey, one of his shoes falls off and he stumbles. He runs into an alleyway where he clearly thinks the monkey won’t give chase – but it does.
Then a group of other monkey’s rush to his aid – bursting into the building to attack the prankster.