Monkey Captured After Two Years Of Eluding Authorities In Urban Florida

The monkey gave the forces of human society a good run for their money, remaining uncaught for two years. Over that time, it had a Facebook page and bit a random woman — in other words, it lived as a typical St. Petersburg resident. Via CBS Tampa:

The wild monkey that was on the lam in St. Petersburg for two years has finally been captured. Authorities say a wildlife official shot the monkey with a tranquilizer dart Wednesday.

The monkey eluded capture for years as it roamed neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. It even has a Facebook page and most recently bit a woman, causing trappers to ramp up their efforts to capture him.

3 Comments on "Monkey Captured After Two Years Of Eluding Authorities In Urban Florida"

  1. I love monkeys. The one thing that gives me hope for the biosphere is that there will be more invasive species that are impossible for humans to eradicate. So called “weedy species” I love them all. Coyotes, crows, starlings, racoons, rats, kudzu, garlic mustard. Anything that can’t be killed off by humans has my respect…even reverence.

    • Matt Staggs | Oct 29, 2012 at 10:05 am |

      Me too! “Hey! Thanks for the awesome new biosphere, humans! NOM NOM NOM.”

  2. BuzzCoastin | Oct 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm |

    Bush is captured and brought to justice

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