A couple of weeks ago after returning from a beach hike, I came across this young male baboon ‘hanging out’ in the car park. As he was on his own, I guess he has just reached maturity and is pushing new boundaries, rather like the adolescent teenager ranging further and further from home. Baboons have a natural curiosity and will investigate and pick up discarded litter … risky business this, living alongside humans.
12 thoughts on “Chewing gum – a human habit?”
If we humans all knew what a killer and a treat this chewing gum is … And still, your wonderful shots are lovingly adeucational, with a laughing and a weeping eye. Love it, Liz! 👍
I find chewing gum a disgusting habit and hate getting it on my shoes and the mess it makes of pavements! How awful for a wild animal to get hold of it! But fantastic captures from you Liz 🙂
What?? That can’t be good!! But have to say, we love the baboon… what a cutie 🙂
I agree about the dangers of gum, but I also love how precocious that baboon is!
I wonder what brand it was?
A big mirror being held up for us again, and we shouldn’t like what we’re seeing in it.
Oh that’s dreadful, I hope the poor baboon didn’t swallow it.
Looks like he own the car … hiehie
Not only did he pick it up and chew it, he played with it. Who says we’re not related?!?!?! Great catch.
92% shared DNA!! Chimps – 98%.
Sounds like a natural response. Terrific!