Breakfast with Baboons
Some stories I just can’t make up. This is one of them. When I was about 14 my family and I went to Magaliesberg- the mountains, about 2 hours away from Johannesburg. One morning we were sitting down eating breakfast and my mother left the door open as the weather was glorious. I pointed out the sign on the door to our chalet “Warning, doors should be kept shut at all times because of baboons!”
My mom thought it was nonsense so the door was left wide open. I sat down to eat my Rice Crispies when all of a sudden a massive baboon entered and jumped onto the table I was eating at. We stared into each others eyes while he bared his teeth at me.
Side note: Baboons are omnivores, that means they eat meat.
The cereal dribbled down my chin as my mouth hung open and I was frozen to my spot. As there was a wall behind me I was trapped. I seriously thought I was going to be killed. My mom was rummaging through the drawers looking for a knife to come rescue me. In the end she shook the dishcloth at him. Seeing that he was unwelcome he grabbed the cereal to go. Then he and his family gathered around the loot and stuffed their faces with rice crispies. I thought Kellogs should really make an ad out of this one but I did not stay around to take a picture. I locked myself in the bathroom for a while till I felt safe enough to come out.