You wanna cut off what?! Bugger that, says baboon destined for ...

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You wanna cut off what?! Bugger that, says baboon destined for the ‘snip’

Mental hospital patients cheer as he and his ‘wives’ make a break for freedom on way to vasectomy appointment

Giovanni Torre

Many males feel anxious at the prospect of a vasectomy, but few have taken such desperate measures to avoid one as the baboon in Australia that broke out of a truck taking him to surgery, along with two female companions.

The red-bottomed baboon and two of his “wives”, who were brought along to keep him calm, made a dash for freedom on Tuesday at the entrance to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. The trio spent at least two hours cavorting around the hospital grounds until police and animal handlers recaptured them.

Onlookers filmed the escapade, while residents of the neighbouring Marie Bashir mental health facility were seen cheering at the window...

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