Tampa Bay Mystery Monkey

If you were impressed that 19-year-old fugitive from justice Colton Harris-Moore has a Facebook fan page with almost 90.000 fans, listen to this: an unnamed fugitive monkey in Florida also has a Facebook page with over 80,000 fans! The rhesus macaque has been roaming the Tampa Bay area for a year.
Home video shot by Tampa residents and broadcast on local TV stations shows the macaque rummaging through trash bins, scaling walls in a single bound, even hanging out poolside and swiping fruit.

On at least a dozen occasions Florida Fish and Wildlife officials shot the plucky primate with tranquilizer darts. Increasingly large doses barely fazed him. One professional trapper, hunting the monkey, wondered whether the monkey had become a "drug addict."

The monkey's origin is still unknown. Link -via Environmental Graffiti -Thanks, Marilyn Terrell!

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