An Australian goes on a safari in Africa, taking his pet dingo along for
One day, the dingo starts chasing butterflies and before long discovers
that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly
in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch. The dingo thinks, "Geez, I'm in deep trouble now!"
Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately
settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dingo exclaims loudly, "Bugger me dead, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid stride, as a look of
terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says
leopard. "That was close. That dingo nearly had me."
Meanwhile, a monkey had been watching the whole scene from a
nearby tree. He figures he can put this knowledge to good use and
trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes.
But the dingo 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 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 smart arse Aussie dingo."
The dingo sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and
thinks, "Struth, what am I going to do now?" But instead of running,
dingo sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet.
Just when they get close enough to hear, the dingo mutters, "Where the
bloody hell is that monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me