No exotic zoos or animal collections in this region rosbourne.
But, people from many nationalities participated in the pearling industry here in past decades. Many of them from countries where small primates exist. They were all sailors, so the possibility that we are discussing an escaped pet is highly likely.
The only questionable aspect would be the longevity factor of such a pet, considering the fact that post WWII most of those workers were sent home.
Of the footprints that I've turned up in my research, some of the monkey prints match fairly closely. Ironically, an almost perfect match is found in the print of the stoat. Unfortunately, the stoat doesn't grow anywhere near the size required of the print I photographed.
Other rodent tracks are a close match, but their toes are longer, and the heel less pronounced. And of course, like the stoat, they are too small.
I can see that my sleep patterns are going to be affected by this little critter. I'm going out again tonight, as the sand is damp from recent rain, and this might be the last of the wet season. Speak of the devil, it's raining again now.