Baboon in the Benz!

Ok, so I drove to the Cape Point today… basically the end of the earth, it’s the farthest point south in Africa, where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic meet. There are many signs around saying, “Do NOT Feed the Animals!”. I noticed there were many baboons – you know the big monkeys with the nasty asses that look as if a 5 pound fissure was cracking open from their anus?

Well, I saw a rather obnoxious baboon trying to steal orange juice from a child, and figured I’d capture it on my video camera. As I was getting the camera out, I felt something soft brush past my leg… and before I knew what was happening, a friggin baboon JUMPED into my Mercedes! I had left the back door open slightly and he just hopped right in. Needless to say, a crowd quickly gathered around my car, laughing, shouting, taking pictures and video.

I’m yelling at the thing to get out of my car – yeah, good idea Brandon – very effective. Then, ANOTHER one jumps in from behind me! So now I have two big ass baboons jumpin around in my car. One in the front, grabbing a cheeseburger, and one in the back, making off with a can of Pringles (chips). I finally back away, and to my relief, they jump out and scamper up the nearby hill. As all the tourists are laughing, I’m thinkin, “Well at least they can’t open the chips!”, and of course, the baboon sits down on his festering rump, and pops open the can of chips as if it’s an everyday occurrence! The other one is leisurely consuming my cheeseburger – the only lunch I was to have – while I just gaze in awe at what just happened.

So, next time you watch, “Wild Vacation Videos” or something similar, and witness a distraught American guy yelling at two baboons in a Mercedes, please think of me…