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October 26, 2012

South Florida's Rogue Monkey Finally Caught by Wildlife Officials

By Chad Love

Well, it's finally happened: After three long, glorious years of swinging amongst the treetops and terrorizing retirees, South Florida's folk hero rogue monkey, the one they said could never be captured, has been taken down with a dart to the butt. The terror is over...

From this story on cbsnews.com:
The monkey that has evaded Florida wildlife officials for more than three years has been caught. Wildlife officials nabbed the monkey Wednesday afternoon after a five-hour stakeout near a wooded area in a south St. Petersburg neighborhood. "We concealed ourselves in the area," said Baryl Martin, spokesperson for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, "and we waited for the monkey to approach." The the monkey was shot with a tranquilizer dart. 

According to the story, the monkey was taken to a local vet's office to be checked out, but no word on what officials plan to do with the notorious primate. What do you think should happen to him?

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from LWarren wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Monkey season is in?

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from Tim Platt wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

He should be given a job at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. It sounds like he is smarter than most of their senior officials, plus he will work for bananas.......

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from postmodern_barbarian wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Well, the little guy (gal?) deserves something good out of this. After all, how much trouble can one monkey actually cause? How many staff-hours did they spend chasing him? Maybe he could star in his own reality show...

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

I actually felt bad for him/her when I saw it in that cage.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Zoo.

Zoos often get abad name from all bleeding heart types, but what they really are, are live DNA banks for endangered animals.

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from dale freeman wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Dr. Ralph;
Why on earth send him to Florida ?
Let's send him to Washington.
I know a lot of people would vote for him.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Dale; That's funny and timely too. +1

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from dale freeman wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Dr. Ralph;
Why on earth send him to Florida ?
Let's send him to Washington.
I know a lot of people would vote for him.

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from LWarren wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Monkey season is in?

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from Tim Platt wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

He should be given a job at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. It sounds like he is smarter than most of their senior officials, plus he will work for bananas.......

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

I actually felt bad for him/her when I saw it in that cage.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Zoo.

Zoos often get abad name from all bleeding heart types, but what they really are, are live DNA banks for endangered animals.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Dale; That's funny and timely too. +1

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from postmodern_barbarian wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Well, the little guy (gal?) deserves something good out of this. After all, how much trouble can one monkey actually cause? How many staff-hours did they spend chasing him? Maybe he could star in his own reality show...

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