By KATIE FRENCH
- Neil Cave and his family were staying in luxury flat in Simon’s Town, South Africa
- Seven cheeky monkeys broke in and trashed the place while Mr Cave was out
- Police called to break up disturbance but amazingly only one cup was broken
This is the surreal moment a man returned to his Airbnb apartment to find it was being trashed by seven baboons.
Neil Cave had been staying in a luxury flat in Simon’s Town, South Africa when he discovered the cheeky monkeys had broken in and thrown an impromptu party.
In a video posted online, Mr Cave enters the modern kitchen which has been turned upside down by three primates having a feast.
Mr Cave revealed he had to call the police to get the baboons to leave – but despite the mess and chaos, they only broke one coffee cup.
An alarmed Mr Cave hilariously recorded the moment he discovered them inside the property.
Speaking to the camera, he said: ‘These baboons are trashing the house. Inside outside, they are f****** everywhere.’
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On the floor a huge baboon was sitting demolishing a loaf of bread while on the table a more health-conscious primate tucked into a bowl of salad.
In the background, a tiny monkey ran around in excitement, also on the hunt for free food.
But amusingly none of the animals turn around or make any attempt to stop.
Sounding panicked as one turned towards him, he said: ‘And I’m trapped between them. This thing is huge!’
‘You guys got to get out of here man.’
Posting to Facebook afterwards, Mr Cave revealed he was forced to call the police to break up the party.
This is the surreal moment a man returned to his Airbnb apartment to find it was being trashed by seven baboons
Neil Cave had been staying in a luxury flat in Simon’s Town, South Africa when he discovered the cheeky monkeys had broken in and thrown an impromptu party
He wrote: ‘Had to call the cops to get them out. Cops came in and maced them. Seven of them had an hour long party. House is full of baboon s*** and trash. Amazingly only one coffee cup broken.’
The clip was shared online where it has now been viewed 500,000 times.
But the viewers were divided. Some believed it was an incredible opportunity to witness nature firsthand – others were more alarmed.
One man said: ‘They are trespassing into your property. You have the right to defend yourself and your family. Could you please stop filming them and instead get hold of your rifle. Shoot them.’
A woman disagreed and wrote: ‘Why is everyone saying shoot them?These are Chacma Baboons from South Africa. Very common in small towns.
‘They are super relaxed and saunter through the house. More of an irritation than anything because if you scare them they poo everywhere. You can literally sit on the porch while they graze on the lawn around you.
‘Their babies are very sweet too.They hate the sound of tazers so you just press the button and guide them out the house.’
Source: Daily Mail