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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Sanpfan » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:43 am

I begin to beleive there is a worldwide conspiracy to make us speechless. :naughty: :doh:

Was applied to me all the time. :hmz:
Are we really the most intelligent species??

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Hippo-fan » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:36 pm

What is that what they say...something like actions speak louder than words.....

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Elzet » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:04 pm

Fans, :lol: :lol: to both.
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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:52 pm

Here is the "Dimpled toddler" especially for you Elzet! :lol:

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:37 pm

This was probably one of my most interesting baboon sighting ever...
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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:02 pm

Very rare, Bushbaby30! :clap:

Ja, baboons grab young antelope, in this case a grey duiker lamb, it seems, when they get the chance for some extra protein...

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:14 pm

What a sighting Bushbaby30. :clap: :clap:

Up to about what size would they be able to prey upon Richprins?
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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:20 pm

Hello, Rose!

I don't think size really matters as far as antelope species goes, rather normally about the size indicated in the pic, maybe a little bigger!? :?

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Bushmom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:05 pm

I'll never forget that crunching and slurping! The accompaning sounds were dreadful!
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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Hippo-fan » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:38 pm

Wow BB30. I think you posted the most endearing (The baby-baboon just melts you heart) and gruesome baboon pic here. When I read Bushmoms comment and look at the picture again, I can hear it as wel :shock: :big_eyes:
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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Wild about cats » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:13 pm

I tried to get a picture with the baby in the light

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:28 pm

On the H7 :)

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:22 pm

Please be aware of 1 or 2 males on the Skukuza Lower Sabie road. If you stop at them they WILL jump in at the window and steal what they can.

We almost had a fully grown baboon in the car.

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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby H. erectus » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:25 pm

Is that nonsense starting again LL, jumping onto cars?
Is is very likely they will get shot for doing that once
they become a nuisance to public! In the old days
there was one particular baboon, known to be a hitch
hiker between Lower Sabie and Skukuza if I don't have
it wrong. Up and down all day long.
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Re: Chacma Baboon

Unread postby adw » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:02 pm

If irresponsible people continue to feed baboons and monkeys then these creatures will jump into cars. During my last trip a couple of weeks ago I saw grandparents with their grandchildren feeding vervet monkeys on the H4-1. When I reprimanded them I was subject to verbal abuse and they continued to feed the monkeys.
Park officials need to do more patrols on this road to discourage this sort of behaviour as well as to discourage speeding on this road.
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