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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Officials warn Florida residents to look out for loose rhesus monkey

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 3:18 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA FWC
  • Photo via FWC
Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are warning Hudson Beach residents of a loose rhesus macaque monkey.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the FWC is scratching their heads as to how the animal, a non-native species, has ended up in the area.
click image A typical rhesus macaque monkey - PHOTO VIA MARIEKE IJSENDOORN-KUIJPERS/FLICKR
  • Photo via Marieke IJsendoorn-Kuijpers/Flickr
  • A typical rhesus macaque monkey
Is it a feral monkey? Someone's pet? What does it want? No one knows.



Residents have been urged to secure their trash, and be on the lookout. Anyone who spots the monkey was asked to immediately contact the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-888-404-3922 and not approach the monkey.
click to enlarge PHOTO VIA FWC
  • Photo via FWC

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