So this is the baboon that charged me.

So this is the baboon that charged me.

Observation - So this is the baboon that charged me. - Southern Africa. Description: My brother, funny man, said Charged you with what? That will teach me to leave out my prepositions. I was walking up a track which leads to a transverse path. I heard the baboon barking on my left, so I turned right. About 300m further on, I heard

My brother, funny man, said "Charged you with what?" That will teach me to leave out my prepositions!

I was walking up a track which leads to a transverse path. I heard the baboon barking on my left, so I turned right. About 300m further on, I heard this snorting like a herd of wildebeest and next thing the baboon charged past, less than 3m from me off the path. It paused, looked at me, barked and then ran on and shot up the pole. I I used the " f " word and told it to shoo, but it didn't so I decided that discretion was the better part and turned and walked back to the car.

Marion tells me that this troupe is a problem in the area.

The last time I encountered baboons was in the Knysna forest, and where we startled a troupe. We weren't sure what to do, so I sang "Onward Christian Soldiers" loudly and they melted away, never to be seen again.

So what is the best thing to do; Confuse them with doxology or let the forces of evil triumph and get the hell out of there?