Old Dogs

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One day the old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old German Shepherd thinks, 'Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!' Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, 'Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder, if there are any more around here?' Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. 'Whew!' says the leopard, 'That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!' Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes, but the old German Shepherd sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, 'Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine! Now, the old German Shepherd sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, 'What am I going to do now?', but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd says... 'Where's that doggone monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard! Moral of this story... Don't mess with the old dogs... age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery! [censored] and brilliance only come with age and experience.
 
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 Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Side note - Baboons always win over leopards, in real life.
they most certainly do not..
 
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Why did I say that? A documentary on the History channel some time back. The agile and pack oriented baboons [with 2 inch canines] were never seen to lose out to a leopard by an old white hunter in Africa.
 
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 Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Why did I say that? A documentary on the History channel some time back. The agile and pack oriented baboons [with 2 inch canines] were never seen to lose out to a leopard by an old white hunter in Africa.
Well, you should examine what you said: "Baboons always win over leopards, in real life." You should have said: "A troup of baboons usually defeats a (as in "one") leopard, in real life." Leopards love eating baby baboons, by the way. I saw that on TV.
 
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 Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Yes, I was obviously speaking about single baby baboons and the infirm.
I don't think either of those represent a danger to a leopard.
 
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