Saturday, July 02, 2011
Baboon eludes captureSo there's a "monkey" running wild in the suburban towns at the fringes of the Jersey Pine Barrens. The SPCA of King Williams Town in South Africa recommends:
Six Flags Great Adventure staff ends second-day search
JACKSON — A second day of searching for an elusive baboon ended Friday evening, but not before numerous residents and motorists got glimpses of the young creature in yards and on township roads.
The two-foot tall primate, believed to have escaped from Six Flags Great Adventure, was last seen running late Friday afternoon from the Metedeconk National Golf Course into neighboring Freehold Township, where it was spotted on Ely Harmony Road, according to Capt. David Newman of the Jackson police.
- Do not get between it and its escape route.
- Allow it right of way. Do not challenge it.
- Don’t maintain eye contact.
- Don’t panic or run, slowly back off.
A baboon isn't the only exotic animal you'd see in the Pine Barrens. There are 6' emu birds running around in those woods.