Baboon Sting


Toby Aisbitt

Date Published

The other morning I was thoroughly outsmarted by a pair of baboons well practiced in the art of theft. One started creeping up to the breakfast table in what looked like an unorganized routine raid. No sooner had I stood to chase him away did his partner in crime come charging in from the other direction to grab both my pieces of bread.

This was perhaps not a sophisticated enough plot to warrant a film being made about them. It was, however, enough to outsmart me. I learnt an important lesson, when baboons are involved attack is not always the best form of defense.