Friday, January 16, 2009

Poop-throwing monkey harasses Florida residents

Authorities have been trying to catch a feces-throwing monkey in Tampa Bay Florida.

This simian saga began on Tuesday, when someone spotted the primate leaping from a tree and running through a parking into some nearby brush. Wildlife experts have been dispatched with a tranquillizer gun and a bucket truck to try and track the elusive creature down, but so far, it's eluded all their attempts to find it.

Official stress there's no real danger to the public but do note that these kinds of animals (not exactly like the one pictured, top left) have been known to throw some very unpleasant material at people when they get upset. They can also carry certain kinds of diseases, including hepatitis.

Authorities are also looking for the owner of the monkey. Bad monkey owner! At least donate the primate to a zoo if you can't handle it.

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