Apes Blamed For Crime Spree

Mommadeez4u

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South Africa's crime problem has taken a new twist. A gang of baboons is being blamed for a series of break-ins.



The chacma baboons, which live wild in the Cape peninsula, have been raiding people's homes for food and causing thousands of pounds in damage.

"People here are getting very angry," Dr Peter Kirsh said, as a baboon strutted along the street beneath his balcony.

"They get into the kitchens, they know where the fridge is, they open it and take everything, and then they defecate everywhere."

Dr Kirsch is just one of many victims of "baboon crime" in the Cape Peninsula.

"I put these bars on my windows," John Lourens says, gripping the metal. "But still, the next thing I knew I had a baboon in my living room."

The residents say the "invasions" happen almost daily and claim the baboons are aggressive as they search for food.

Hundreds have signed a petition demanding that the animals be moved to a nature reserve. Some have gone even further and shot at them.

The chacma baboons in the Cape are a protected species but, to the alarm of conservationists, at least twenty out of the population of 350 have been killed in the past two years.
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"Tammy lost her leg because her femur was shattered by a bullet," Jenni Trethowan told me, pointing out a three legged female hopping through the Cape scrub with her tiny baby.

Ms Trethowan runs an organisation called Baboon Matters, which aims to educate people about the animals and reduce conflict.

She employs a team of monitors who try to herd the baboon troops out of the villages and into the mountains, where instead of dining on supermarket food they eat a more natural diet of berries and leaves.

She admits it doesn't always work but says that the residents should enjoy their visitors rather than harming them. "As humans we are privileged to be living alongside these animals," she said.

They are certainly entertaining.

Down by the roadside we saw a group of tourists being ambushed by one baboon as they stopped to admire him. The visitors had made the mistake of leaving their car unlocked and within seconds the big male had opened the door and was rooting around inside.

Great fun, but it's the tourists who feed the baboons who are blamed for most of the problems. And the residents aren't laughing any more
 

WaddleDoodle

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She admits it doesn't always work but says that the residents should enjoy their visitors rather than harming them. "As humans we are privileged to be living alongside these animals," she said.
Are you paying for the damage and cleanup, cunt? Then shut up when people shoot the damn things.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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White people are so scared of Black people.:action-sm
Not really, but if they'd like to think they do, then so be it.

I've been swarmed by a large group of sparkling wiggles (at least a dozen in Hempstead Village) in order to get information from them in order to evict them from a foreclosed multi-family dwelling.
 

abudabit

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Aren't apes responsible for most crime sprees in South Africa?
 

Joe Avezzano

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After I saw the title, this thread is going exactly where I thought it would.
 

abudabit

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Where else could a thread involving apes, south africa, and crime go? None on us.
 

Joe Avezzano

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I expected this to be a story about Asbury Park.
I don't know about you guys, but every time I hear Asbury Park this is what I think of...



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