Baboons have excellent acuity of senses. Lite a barbecue fire and it’s like the gong sounding for a family meal. Within weeks of Manuel, “The new Kid on the Block” arriving in the territory of the Smits troop, he discovered the fruity delights of a spaanspek melon, supplied courtesy of a fisherman at Millers Point. Now who can blame this smart creature for investigating his new environment for such delicious and nutritious fare? Three months on and he had become a bold and superb opportunistic ‘raider’….. but why not when lunch is laid on so openly and invitingly in the picnic spaces?