Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Mystery monkey caught in Florida after three years on the run

One of America's most elusive primates is safely behind bars today, after  what officials can only speculate was one heck of a years-long adventure.

The "Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay" is a wild rhesus macaque who has been driving animal control officers in Florida bananas for almost four years.

First spotted in January of 2009, the 25-pound male had been popping up in backyards, alleyways, outside of restaurants, and in church parking lots all over the Tampa Bay area

"He came to worship," said a woman who'd witnessed the monkey on top of a Baptist church during evening service to the Tampa Bay Times. Another woman said she saw it swing off of a tree and into her swimming pool.


Full story at:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/10/mystery-monkey-caught-in-florida-after-three-years-on-the-run.html

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