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Monkey in Tampa Bay Area Outsmarts Officials and Maintains Facebook Page

By Amy Fleck |

Monkey In Tampa Bay Area Outsmarts Officials and Maintains Facebook Page

 

Yep, you read that correctly, the monkey has a Facebook Page.  And it has almost 85,000 followers, including all sorts of famous talk show hosts.  I am totally less popular than a monkey.  Perhaps we’ll just move on and I’ll tell you about this amazing rebel monkey who officials are more anxious than ever to catch now that he has he recently attacked and bitten a woman.

This 40-pound Rhesus macaque monkey has been flitting around the Tampa Bay area for the last few years.  No one is 100 percent sure how he got there or from where he came.  He has been shot by officials on more than one occasion by tranquilizer darts, but to no avail.  No one seems to be able to trap or catch the “Mystery Monkey” as he is called.  If you want to read what this monkey has been up to and get the opinions of the residence in the area, click here and here.

Bottom line – officials want everyone to remember that no matter how friendly and cute and familiar this (or any other) monkey may seem, he is a wild animal who can carry diseases and be dangerous and you should avoid contact with him.

Since we can’t head off to Florida to catch a glimpse of the Mystery Monkey, check out this hysterical video created by Mystery’s supporters who want to see him continue to live free in the wild.  There’s even a song that goes with it!!

Video via YouTube 

You can read more by Amy at her blog Donkeys To College.  In between posts you can come join the fun on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent posts by Amy:

13 Reasons People Are Better Than Cats
Pigs: Piranhas Of The Farm World
Turtles Are Tricky
Can’t We All Just Get Along: Petacular Tips

 

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About Amy Fleck

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Amy Fleck

Amy Fleck writes the blog Donkeys To College, which is followed in the United States and abroad by tens of people. She is a stay-at-home mom to 2 teenagers and has been married for 20 years, but still maintains her sunny disposition.

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