|Images of Africa|
|by John Walker|
Shortly before we stopped for "sundowners", we came across this Vervet Monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) who clearly believed this was not only his tree but his turf, where no Land Rovers full of other primates were welcome. He was outraged! Again and again he jumped to his feet and hurled imprecations in our direction. I always thought it was a joke that monkeys said "ook!". This chappie screeched at us again and again, doing everything short of waving a "nakes go home" sign in our face. We eventually motored on, stopped, and had a beer.