Thursday, 3 October 2013

Dog House Blog On Thieving Thursday!

Molly The Wally Tells You A Story!

Over in South Africa the street battle for domination of the hood has turned nasty. Yes man and baboon, are playing dirty by using guerrilla tactics. For the baboons it means swarming SAS style up the sheer sides of blocks of flats, opening windows and plundering anything inside. Usually they just want food, but sometimes a flapping set of net curtains or a childs' cuddly toy bear can provide some added entertainment. For the humans, the weapons of choice tend to be paintball guns and pepper sprays. They have the momentary effect of driving the baboons away, but hunger and sheer nerve always bring them back. These are the scenes which regularly affect life in Cape Town, South Africa, where man and baboon share a sometimes uncomfortable existence. Protected on the Cape Peninsula since 1999, there are now around 500 baboons living in 16 groups, increasingly cut off from their old, native habitats by the sprawling city. Whilst some don't give a monkey about their neighbours, other go ape as they steal anything they can get their grubby little mitts on. They are literally driving the residents bananas.


44 comments:

  1. it is funny and scary at the same time - baboons can be really viscous and their teeth are even more nasty than ours!

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  2. Definitely a case of keeping windows well and truly shut. Glad we don't have to cope with them here.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Wi nie

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  3. Really, dear Molly, I'm so happy we have only squirrels in our garden, even if the take the birds food away, it is much better than to find a baboon sitting on your couch!
    Love
    Arno

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  4. I would freak if one of those turned up at my window..LOL xxoxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  5. Glad we just have blow flies!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  6. Wow that may not be as much fun as a barrel of monkeys ... not sure a bunch of misplaced monkeys would be happy as they jumped through your apt building window ! Here I was worried about the squirrels.

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  7. Oh wow I like monkeys but that seems a bit scary

    urban hounds

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  8. OMD!!!!!!!!!!! This is what happens when man wants to colonize areas that just simply were NOT meant for man to tread! YIKES! HEY THERE MIZ MOLLY!

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  9. OM BABOONS....i HAD NO IDEA...NO WORRIES ABOUT CAT BURGLARS NOPE NOW THEY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BABOONS BANDITS!!
    THAT WOULD BE RATHER FRIGHTENING I EXPECT THEY ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO BREAK WINDOWS TOO.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  10. Oh it's so sad
    what people do to animals ...
    Habitats are destroyed.
    Where should they go for the animals?
    Where will they find in their habitat, food when there is no longer this habitat.
    Sad greetings from Sylvia

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  11. Not sure I would want to see a baboon peaking in my window.

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  12. Oh dear. There are troops of monkeys where Grandpa and Grandma live. The doors and windows have to be shut or they'll enter the house and grab whatever they can find, they even open fridges! They would open vitamin bottles and eat them then throw up everywhere. Oh, the mess they would leave if you were not careful in keeping your doors and windows shut. Mommy's bedroom was flooded once during heavy rain because the monkeys had thrown a plastic bag which got stuck in the gutter and the water overflowed into Mommy's room...it's very sad because the forest where they live are being stripped down to make way for development.

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  13. WHAT?!!! Now that would be very scary to look out your window and see.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  14. WOW! never thought of that wildlife issue before! It's not a good thing when the animals have hands just like humans and are quite a bit stronger! Not to mention those big baboon fangs!

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  15. Interesting story - one we haven't seen here in the U.S. - thanks for sharing and have a fab Thursday!

    Katie

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  16. People think there's bars on the window to keep thieves out....

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  17. I would not want to look out my window and see them!

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  18. Now that would be just FREAKY to see!

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  19. Somedays our mom feels like she lives in those apartments.
    stella rose

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  20. Oh my, that would scare me! Me-Ommmmm

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  21. Molly, poow baboons, theiw homes awe going away and they have to sumehow suwvive..it must be scawy fow the hoomans too
    I'm so glad yoow not in that building
    Smoochie kisses
    Asta

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  22. I can't imagine a baboon would enter my crib. But I feel sorry for them, they need a better place. Wish they could live my forest. Have a great thursday - be careful with open windows, Molly

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  23. That would be freaky. I would bark at them and keep my family safe!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  24. I think the UMANS would drive me nuts too :-) Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

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  25. Oh my God, that is my worst nightmare come true. I have been terrified of monkeys since I was a little child - don't ask me why because they are beautiful creatures and so intelligent. I would have to move from there, LOL.
    Lynne x

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  26. We saw those monkeys in villages on TV, nutty
    Benny & Lily

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  27. Somehow, I think I'd take squirrels ANY day over this!

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  28. I'd keep my windows closed at all times if I lived there!

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  29. Looks like inner city gang activity to me...crazy!

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  30. What the heck are those things???? BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK!!!!!

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  31. Oh my! They are A LOT bigger than squirrels!
    Your pals,
    Diane and Rocco

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  32. OMD! Can you imagine seeing one of those come through your window! I'd hand over ALL the bananas!

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  33. OMD I cannot imagine looking out the window to find a baboon climbing up the side of the house...That is just surreal...Thanks for showing me this Molly and have a wonderful evening

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  34. OMD! I thought squirrels were a problem. They have hands and they can open windows and doors this is just mind blowing. Grrrrrrrr

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  35. It's funny and sad at the same time.

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  36. OMD...or OMB! That is actually sounds scary.

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  37. OMD what is my daddy doing climbing that building BOL

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  38. That would scare the freakin' bananas out of me!

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