Officials: Monkey on the loose in Tampa Bay

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.

CLEARWATER, Fla. A monkey is on the loose in Tampa Bay.

Wildlife officials say the rhesus monkey isn't dangerous but the species is known to throw feces when mad.

Authorities have been trying to capture the primate since Tuesday afternoon. It managed to evade a bucket truck and tranquilizer dart.

Gary Morse with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the adult male is thought to have escaped from an unlicensed source. It was last seen in Clearwater.

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