Men at a village in the North West of South Africa are leaving in fear over a big male baboon that likes to grope and bonk only human males.
The baboon is said to have attacked more than six men in the past week and whatâ€™s baffling the villagers is the fact that the baboon only attacks guys and does not hurt itâ€™s victims but rather performs sexual acts on top of the terrified victim and leaves.
One victim, George Chiune said he was coming from the local shebeen when the baboon attacked him and pinned him down.
â€śI thought it wanted to kill me but realized it was after my bum,â€ť, George said.
Five men were admitted to hospital few days ago after experiencing acuteÂ anal pains and fatigue. Doctors confirmed the men have anal cancer.
The baboon, which has been nicknamed Somizi travels alone and this, according to animal behaviour specialist is a strange occurrence because baboons are known to ravel in troops.
One specialist, Lizzie McKenzie said â€śthe baboon might be an outcast and chased away from itâ€™s troop.
That is why it is travelling alone but as to the reason itâ€™s attacking only males, it beats me. I have never seen that behaviour in my 20 years in this field,â€ťshe said.
When journalists visited the village, all male school kids were said to be wearing dresses as a preventative measure until the baboon has been dealt with.
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