Thursday, October 25, 2012

Maurading Mystery Monkey Nabbed

It was a long run, but all good things must come to an end...

Mystery Monkey Caught After Two Years On The Lam

I watched an interview on a local news channel where the woman (who was bitten by the monkey) and her daughter admitted that they were going to miss having him hanging around their yard.

The woman had just returned from her last round of rabies shots on Wednesday when the rhesus macaque was hit with a tranquilizer dart and captured by Florida Fish and Wildlife officials.

Here in Florida, gators are a dime a dozen, but rhesus macaques are rare indeed.


At October 25, 2012 12:46 PM, Blogger sue hanes said...

Cube - I'm sorry to hear that the woman had to get rabies shots. I hear those are very painful.

Your story reminds me of the movie Outbreak.

At October 25, 2012 2:43 PM, Blogger cube said...

Back in the day, rabies vaccines were administered in the stomach and were very painful.

Nowadays the regime consists of 5 doses given in the arm, like a flu shot, over a period of 14 days.

It also reminds me of the monkey rage from the movie "28 Days Later."

At October 25, 2012 4:13 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

The story also reminds me of "Outbreak" and "28 Days Later".

Ouch. I'm not a fan of getting shots. Especially not that many.

At October 25, 2012 4:16 PM, Blogger Munir said...

I guess I would call that Stockhome Syndrome.

At October 25, 2012 5:06 PM, Blogger Jan said...

I've always wondered if the little monkey had a following to preserve his freedom.

At October 25, 2012 7:18 PM, Blogger Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ouch! Rabies shots can be nasty.

At October 25, 2012 10:30 PM, Blogger cube said...

Teresa: I hate shots too. I was just pointing out that rabies shots are less painful now than they used to be.

Munir: There definitely were people who were rooting for the monkey. He even has a Facebook page.

Jan: He had a following alright. Like I told Munir, he even had a Facebook page.

At October 25, 2012 10:31 PM, Blogger cube said...

Woodsterman (Odie): They used to be given in the stomach. Nowadays they're more like flu shots... not that I like any kind of shot.

At October 26, 2012 7:27 PM, Blogger silly rabbit said...

I have been nipped once by a dog. But I have been bitten... drawing blood... three times by monkeys. I could not have gone outside with a monkey hanging out in my yard. Yikes!

At October 27, 2012 10:59 AM, Blogger cube said...

Silly Rabbit: I love animals, but monkeys are my least favorite of them all. I know some of them can be sweet, but they can also be very nasty.

The burning question I have is how in the world did you get around monkeys enough to get bitten by them 3 times... twice I can understand, but thrice? ;-)

Is this going to rival my surviving a shark bite story? ;-)


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