Monday, June 28, 2010

Monkey Escapes When Owner Falls Down

monkey escapesA Plymouth man is appealing for help in finding his pet monkey which ran off after being startled on the Barbican.

Pete Powell says Bonnie, his marmoset monkey, needs a specialist diet and may suffer from the cold.

Mr Powell, who walks with the aid of sticks after having a stroke, was walking on the Barbican late on Monday night, with Bonnie on his shoulder as usual, when he fell over and Bonnie ran off.

Mr Powell, 53, said: “It’s important to find him because he’s 10 years old and needs a specialist diet. He’s an old man in animal terms.”

Bonnie is about the size of a ferret or a domestic rat, and was wearing a purple jacket with a chain on, which he may have taken off.

Mr Powell said: “I’m so used to having him on my shoulder. since my wife died he’s been an extra bit of company.

“I know it sounds silly to call him a companion but he was good company.

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