Betcha you’ve never seen anything like THIS before!!! Somebody needs to teach this young whippersnapper some manners! Or at least get him potty trained … This youthful baboon was one of dozens that we saw from our car in the area around Taif. They are Saudi Arabian natives and live in families with one dominant male.
A year ago baboons terrorized the community of Taif due to drought conditions. Lack of water and vegetation caused desperate baboons to attack homes and farms in search of food and water, ransacking homes and cars, causing property damage and injuries to victims, and striking fear in the hearts of the unprotected residents. Saudi Arabia’s strict gun laws prohibit ownership or possession of firearms. The baboons rampaged in bands of up to one hundred and showed a distinct preference for the bright red flesh of the locally grown pomegranates.
I saw many females carrying older babies on their backs and younger babies hanging on to their mama’s fronts. This fella was maybe six feet away and I guess with all the excitement, he just couldn’t control himself. Makes one think twice about sitting on public benches or seating areas!
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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