Ok, not so funny for the poor occupants of the car, but I couldn’t help smiling at memories this brought back to me of my honeymoon in South Africa. We went to the Cape of Good Hope one day where a baboon made off with my handbag. Lucky for us, a worker there retrieved it.
The Chacma Baboon troops on the Cape peninsula are the only protected population of this species in Africa. They subsist on fruits, roots, bulbs, honey, insects and scorpions. There are signs warning of the dange of baboons at the Cape who are attracted by food and will attack to get at it. Not sure why my handbag proved such an attraction, but looking at this photo, makes me realise we got away lightly!