Damn the Baboons!

It was apparently the Germans. The Germans are the ones to blame for the aggressive, thug baboons that populate the southern part of the Cape as you make your way down to the Point. You see all kinds of warning signs such as the one below simply alerting people to their very presence. Then you see the more ominous ones about the fact they are wild animals and you’re best locking your car doors. It’s often the case that people will get out without locking their doors to photograph some particularly photogenic baboon. Then, his/her partner in crime will sneak around, open the car and run off with a backpack that has the people’s money, ID documents, and everything else, including a banana that is what the baboon really wanted.
It’s an amazingly efficient crime ring that these baboons run and unlike goats that are put on trial in Eastern Congo for eating a neighbor’s grass, the baboons are seemingly never brought to the light of justice and continue their rampage. As eager as I was to try out their clever ways (since being bested by the rat in my place in Côte d’Ivoire), I was looking forward to seeing this baboon crime wave in action. As it was stormy when I was going down Cape Way, they appeared to not give a damn and were hiding. Lazy thug baboons. Makes for amusing signs though.
Damn the Baboons!