Cape Town – A woman vacationing in Durban must have received the shock of her life after she woke up to an intimidating-sized baboon helping himself to breakfast in her room.
“Please go,” she asked the baboon who surprisingly left the room.
However, after leaving, the baboon seemed content to chill on the balcony.
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My friend woke up to a baboon in her room and she still politely asking it to go… I would have fainted 😭😭😂😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/fYl2xZUHyd
— Gala Dali ❤️ (@Queen_Viv_) October 11, 2022
According to Human Wildlife Solutions, it is incredibly important to stay calm if you are to ever find yourself in a position where a baboon has entered your home.
“While your first reaction may be one of fear and anger, keep in mind that the baboon is simply looking for food and does not intend to hurt you (unless you provoke it, try to harm it, or try to prevent it from accessing your food),” it said.
The organisation added: “It is very important to remain calm. The calmer you are, the calmer the baboon will be.
“Do not try to take anything away from the baboon. Let it keep the food or whatever else it may have picked up. If it is not food, the baboon will eventually drop it. Do NOT try to give the baboon food or tempt it away with food.
“Identify the nearest exit.”
It also suggested encouraging the baboon to leave by either clapping your hands, banging together two pots, or spraying the baboon with water from a water pistol or a spray bottle.
And if all else fails, call for help!
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin