Two baboons go for a dip in a South African homeowners’ pool in video

A pair of baboons have been caught on camera monkeying around in a residential pool.

The duo were seen by Garth Bradley, 50, through the window of his home in South Africa

The baboons are seen diving in and out of the water, with scenes resembling young children playing poolside. 

Two baboons were filmed by Garth Bradley, 50, playing in his residential pool in South Africa

Two baboons were filmed by Garth Bradley, 50, playing in his residential pool in South Africa

One of the two primates lounges by the pool and takes sporadic sips of water during the video. 

They are also seen splashing each other throughout the 54-second footage. 

Mr Bradley said: ‘I was sitting in my office when the large alpha male baboon came past.

The pair are seen taking turns diving into the water and lounging by the poolside

This baboon decided to have a drink from the pool

The pair of primates are seen taking turns diving into the water and lounging by the poolside

‘I went to check that the doors were locked – otherwise they would come to the kitchen for easy food.

‘I then noticed the two baboons playing around the pool and drinking water. 

‘The young baboon then jumped in the pool and the bigger one joined.

The smaller, younger baboon into the pool first, before the larger one decided to join in on the fun

The smaller, younger baboon into the pool first, before the larger one decided to join in on the fun

The primates stayed for around five minutes as Mr Bradley watched the scenes from inside his home

The primates stayed for around five minutes as Mr Bradley watched the scenes from inside his home 

Mr Bradley said it was common for baboons to visit his home. 

‘This is the first time we have had them in our pool – they normally come down every second week or so to forage in the garden,’ he said. 

‘They played in the pool for about five minutes and it was wonderful to witness.’

Baboons are native to most parts of Africa and some of the Arabian peninsula.  

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