Baboons climb up and apartment building — these are the scenes which regularly affect life in Cape Town, South Africa, where man and baboon share a sometimes uncomfortable existence. Protected on the Cape Peninsula since 1999, there are now around 500 baboons living in 16 groups, increasingly cut off from their old, native habitats by the sprawling city. The Cape now spends hundreds of thousands of pounds on schemes to monitor the baboons, including squads of rangers and a help hotline. Although it is illegal to kill the animals, dozens are injured or killed each year – some in accidents, but others from brutal attacks from people who have caught them ransacking their property.
by Pete Turner
Times Square, New York, 1958
Look at how it comes to us!!
I anxiously await the sequel, Delays Due to Traffic Ahead.
Last night’s snowstorm in Stifft Station.