aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

All creatures great and small

We had just arrived at the youth hostel at Mikumi and unloaded our stuff when we found ourselves surrounded by baboons looking for easy goodies. One swooped through the kitchen area, swiped a jar of peanut butter, and was up a tree in no time flat. We quickly closed the windows to prevent further theft. A time of confusion ensued, and people were getting too close to the baboons. I had to warn the youth that if anyone got injured, we would have to evacuate to South Africa and the trip was over. That sobered them up, and they started acting properly in the presence of wild animals again. For while baboons are just big monkeys, they are also very dangerous. Other creatures passed through from time to time, but the baboons were regular visitors to the hostel.

Baboon, Mikumi NP Baboon, Mikumi NP

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