This was a very close shave indeed! I wrongly assumed that this wounded baboon were already dead when I went to pick it up in the head high and very dense tambuki grass. My mistake! As I've left the 30-06 at the vehicle,I luckily took my cs boar spear with me, mainly for the possibility of hidden snakes... I can attest that an unexpected encounter with a big and angry fighting mad dog baboon at close quarters-even if its wounded--is just a fearsome sight and the stuff that nightmares are made off! It just shows you,that even an experienced hunter must never assume anything when alone out in the wild!