January 10, 2014August 2, 2017 Window of opportunity? Would you rate this from the baboon’s point of view, or from the motorist’s? Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Such an apt title, Liz! I’d like to look at this from the little baboon’s point of view. It’s an definitely an opportunity to explore an unfamiliar territory 🙂
Yes! They’re eager little opportunists, take the gap when given the chance….
I’m with the baboon every time!
You’re right Gilly 🙂 It’s always been a sad fact that the motorists are to blame for the illegal feeding of baboons which leads to car raids.
That’s perfect for the theme.
Superb timing, Liked this one 🙂
Thanks Sreejith – yes it was very much about timing 🙂
Yes, thanks Seeker…. they’ve learned to associate cars with food.
Oh my gosh, what a fantastic capture. Absolutely love it!!!
Thanks Tina, it was a moment that happened in a split second; not a great track record for the little baboon though….
It’s amusing, and they (the baboons) are very agile and look at the way the hold on.
Amazingly agile, they walk up walls like spider man! And they’re dextrous too, strong fingers..
It would be an opportunity for me, were I the driver. To meet a baboon? That’s an opportunity I’d not want to miss – provided our interaction doesn’t harm the little creature short- or long-term.
Hi Sid, I wish it was that straightforward, this conundrum of wild v. semi tame. It’s true that many of the baboons have lost their fear of people, but unfortunately usually it ends up to their detriment. They definitely pick up on a person’s ‘vibe’ though. Staying calm and not panicking usually ends in a peaceful encounter, but such close proximity is not really encouraged….
So very human-like in there determination. Great pic, a poignant illustration of the urban edge.