Monday, December 05, 2005

Escaped Monkey Captured In Covington

A monkey on the loose in west Covington was captured Friday night -- and now the animal's owner could be in trouble.

The capuchin monkey was found this afternoon on Holman, where it had been roaming for the past couple of days.

Because it may seem cute and friendly, animal control officers were worried that someone would try to catch the monkey.

"Their bite is as bad as a rottweiler's, they can be very aggressive and very nasty," said Animal Control Officer Debbie Brown.

Authorities think the monkey is probably someone's pet that got away.

Capuchin monkeys are considered exotic, and are illegal to own in Kentucky.

Story here.

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