Monkey business makes life tough for wine makers

03/25/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

South African vineyards are being raided by baboons with a taste for pinot noir, say grape growers. The creatures are reportedly connoisseurs, picking only the plumpest and most expensive grape varieties from the vines and seeking out fermented fruit that gives them an alcoholic buzz. Now farmers are dangling rubber snakes from their vines in a bid to scare off the impudent apes.

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