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Drunk Baboons Plague Exclusive Suburbs In South Africa

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the know-when-to-say-when dept.

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Some wealthy areas of South Africa are having a hard time fighting off hordes of baboons trying to get their drink on. One of South Africa's oldest vineyards, Groot Constantia, is waging a battle against baboons drunk on fermented grapes with limited success. "They are not just eating our grapes, they are raiding our kitchens and ripping the thatch off the roofs. They are becoming increasingly bold and destructive," said Jean Naude, general manager at the vineyard.

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Simple solution (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33421718)

Best way to deal with food thieves is to poison some food and go ahead and leave it out for them...

Re:Simple solution (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33422546)

The problem is that the baboons are now a protected species. Previously they were no doubt controlled quite effectively by the obvious methods.

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