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Watch out all you kiddies Or I'll bite off your face I'm a nasty baboon It's my favourite taste I'm usually quite cranky Not a happy old soul Chew on dead carcasses Eat cheetahs whole Why am I so ornery It's the baboon's way Reared on the savannas Fight for life each day You'd be cranky too With body odour like this How would you feel If you smelled like dead fish Watch out all you kiddies Or I'll bite you in two I'm a nasty old baboon Doing things baboons do © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Poor baboons... They'll be lonely at the zoo after people read this... Still you are full of knowledge... smart move.. PS if you like remembering the good old days... A lot of older music albums are on UTube. I put several short cuts to some of Papa's for him...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 5:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Already have downloaded a bunch from YouTube! Bobby Darin is one of my favourites from that era. Past away way too soon at 36. Had a heart defect! Guess you'll be heading back home soon... safe trip! Love ya!
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:40:00 AM
    hahaha, this is a good one poking fun at animals that don't even eat much meat, as you pointed out in your comment to Toquyen! I really enjoyed it.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 5:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We should all be thankful for the Internet... haven't stumped it yet! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:22:00 AM
    Lol, and what a baboon it is :) Didn't know that they eat meats. I know that they are quite caring. And some of them are quite cute! Have an awesome day, Jack. Enjoy!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2013 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are correct...baboons are mostly vegetarian. But they also eat insects and occasionally prey on fish, shellfish, hares, birds, vervet monkeys, and small antelopes. They can raid human dwellings and in South Africa they have been known to prey on sheep and goats. Now aren't you glad you know me... such a great source of knowledge, thanks to the Internet! LOL Love, Jack