Baboons may look amusing, but be warned: they can be a menace. Keep your car windows closed, as it’s not uncommon for them to invade vehicles, and they’re adept at swiping picnics. You should lock your car doors even if you only plan to get out for a few minutes to admire the view as there are growing reports of baboons opening unlocked car doors while the vehicle owner’s back is turned. Avoid unwrapping food or eating or drinking anything if baboons are in the vicinity. Feeding them is illegal and provocative and can incur a fine. Authorized baboon-chasers are in evidence in several places, warding them off.

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