Hell hath no fury like a female Baboon!

While driving slowly back to Satara Rest Camp along the S100 one evening, we came across a mixed group of Impalas and Baboons peacefully whiling away the final minutes of sunlight at Shibotwana waterhole. It is then that we noticed a Black-backed Jackal moving through the group, obviously looking for an easy meal. The Jackal spied a young Baboon and gave it a little more attention than the Baboon wanted; it shrieked and set off running towards its mother and then things took a very quick turn for the worse for the Jackal, who managed to escape a serious hiding by the skin of his teeth!

24 thoughts on “Hell hath no fury like a female Baboon!

  1. Beth

    Your title was what caught my eye from the beginning. It demands more dialog. I bookmarked the link with the hopes that some “story” will lodge in my brain and my heart too; however, this really belongs to you and to the wild ones featured here. What characters, what story could be told with such fervor as you have shown here.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you sincerely, Beth. We were very fortunate and deeply grateful to be in the right place at the right time to witness it play out, which it would’ve regardless whether we were there to see it or not.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      We were really lucky to be in the right place at the right time, Anne, and paying attention to small details also helps (so many people drove past as they only saw baboons and impalas…)

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