Commissioned by a zoo…

Commissioned by a zoo to bring them some baboons, the big game hunter devised a novel scheme to trap them – his only requirements being a sack, a gun, and a particularly vicious and bad tempered dog. Once in the jungle he explained to his assistant, Ill climb this tree and shake the branches; if there are any baboons up there, they will fall to the ground – and the dogs will bite their tail and immobilise them so that you can pick them up quite safely and put them in the sack. But what do I need the gun for? asked the assisant. If I should fall out of the tree by mistake, shoot the dog.

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