In the states, our concern with trash storage and removal usually revolved around raccoons. Many times, if we forgot to completely secure the lid on our trash bin in PA, we would wake the next morning to discover our friendly neighborhood scavengers had done their best to remove, scatter, and scrape out the last bit of whatever edible morsels they could find, leaving a wonderful, stinky mess to recollect and try to put back into the shredded plastic bag from which it came.
Fast forward to Africa. Kenya is completely devoid of raccoons (to my knowledge) but that doesn’t mean another member of the animal kingdom hasn’t stepped in to fill their role. Here at RVA, as any veteran can share, it’s the baboons you need to worry about. As the newbies on the block, the thought of seeing baboons around campus is kind of exciting – our boys especially, although scared to death of them and sure that these storied creatures are more foe than friend, are very anxious to spot their first baboon. To date, we’ve only experienced one instance of nighttime-baboon-trash-removal, and it consisted mostly of Evie’s dirty diapers being strewn about our yard. Not pleasant, but thankfully there were only a few in the trash barrel that night!
Not quite, Ethan :)