posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 06:30 PM
I dont even know where to put this but this forum seems appropriate.
I just thought it was pretty cool, this lil guy evaded capture for 2 years, Ive even heard that it would attack
people that didnt give it food.
Its interesting because of the ecology in Florida, which is one of the most beautiful states in our country and ive been to a lot of states.
Ive read stories that there are even chimpanzee colonies in some of the "jungles" but who knows if thats true.
Pretty much all of these non-native animals have been introduced by people that buy them as pets and release them when they cant handle them anymore,
much like the growing population of anacondas and pythons in Florida.
The Rhesus Macaque achieved notoriety in the Tampa Bay area after repeatedly managing to elude wildlife officials since 2009. The chase, which
spanned at least three counties, has been chronicled by local and national media. About a year ago, the monkey seemed to find a new home in a wooded
area in south St. Petersburg where protective neighbors fed him bananas and refused to give up his location to authorities. Attempts to capture the
monkey were escalated two weeks ago after the monkey scratched and bit a resident of the neighborhood. Traps with bananas were set, but the monkey
managed to steal the bananas without getting caught.