Telegraph journalist Henry Winter comes under attack from baboons
World Cup primate control
Top footy journalist Henry Winter had his breakfast disturbed this morning when he found himself in the middle of a baboon gunfight. Keeping his Twitter followers updated with the latest twists, the Telegraph writer has given a blow-by-blow account of the battle.
The first sign of trouble came at about 7.30am South African time when he reported: “At Sun City near England camp. Sun rising but early-morning dip freezing. Baboons circling breakfast.”
Then it really kicked off: “Baboons everywhere, grabbing bread off table. Kitchen cats hissing at them & staff seeing them off with pebbles & paint-ball gun. Score-draw.”
Next, the baboons were outed as sugar junkies. Winter tweeted: “Baboons just taken the lead – & the sugar, five sachets at a time, even the canderel, now sitting in trees, pouring sugar down throats. 2-1.”
And talk about reporting from the front-line – he then sneaked a brief interview with the main marksman. He wrote: “Baboons on roof now just out of range of gun-man firing small marbles. “I aim for the arse” says Mr Primate Control. Accurate up to 50 yards.”
A sign of things to come in South Africa?