It’s always a treat to come across Cape Point Reserve baboons and i was lucky to observe a large troop this morning while out for an early morning cycle. High on the menu are the watsonia corms which are reappearing after the fire. The regenerating vegetation is a drawcard for many of the browsing buck and we’re sighting eland, red hartebeest and bontebok. As the troop moved along one of the young male baboons acted as the rear guard, herding the slower moving mothers and babies while the alphamale looked rather battleworn showing a nasty open wound on the head. It’s tough at the top, an alpha has to keep ontop of the game by fending off competitors.