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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

When Baboons Go Bad

Yaxlich followed a link from Boing Boing to the National Geographic website to read a story about baboons terrorising residents in Cape Town, South Africa. According to the article, large groups of unruly baboons have been breaking into peoples houses, raiding their fridges and doing big jobs on the floor.

A project set up to monitor the baboons called the Baboon Monitoring Project says that the baboons have come up with cunning ways to avoid capture including getting up early on dustbin days to rummage through the residents bins before the team arrives.

Yaxlich is not a clever man but if he were a member of the Baboon Monitoring Project responsible for keeping the baboons away from residential areas and he knew that it was dustbin day tomorrow, he would set his alarm a little bit earlier.

Anyway, he doesn't have a point to this particular post. He saw the article on Boing Boing and thought he'd share it.

Actually, that's not strictly true. Yaxlich is a big fan of the word baboon as it makes him laugh and he'd not found an opportunity previously to write about baboons so this seemed too good a story to waste.

Comments on "When Baboons Go Bad"

 

Blogger Lizza said ... (9:00 pm) : 

Did Yaxlich watch that episode of the Simpsons where Lisa shouts to Homer, "You, sir, are a BABOON!" Funny stuff. But the idea of real baboons breaking and entering, isn't.

 

Blogger Yaxlich said ... (11:59 pm) : 

Yaxlich does recall that episode and it makes him laugh. Grandpa is his favourite character from the Simpsons.

 

Blogger Tish said ... (1:35 pm) : 

Baboons make Tish think of Tarzan. Specifically Tarzan in his loincloth, swinging from trees. Does Yaxlich swing from trees in a loincloth too?

 

Blogger Yaxlich said ... (5:39 pm) : 

Yaxlich doesn't own a loincloth. He has a Beefy McManstick rag, if that helps.

His WV is 'leisle' which is how the French refer to the Isle of Wight.

 

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