Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Club-wielding chimp disappears after California sighting

Authorities have not been able to locate a chimpanzee seen with a club in its hand in the backyard of a Thousand Oaks home Monday morning.

At 9:30 a.m., a resident in the 1500 block of Via Bajada saw a chimpanzee with some type of club, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said. By the time California Department of Fish and Game workers arrived, the animal had disappeared.

Officials suspect that it belongs to a neighbor, and the Department of Fish and Game was searching for people who have permits to own such animals, the Sheriff's Department said.

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