Zeek The Monkey Captured In Florida
A Florida monkey named Zeek has garnered Internet fame after he escaped his home and was busted snacking on mail at his owner’s neighbor’s house.
It’s not unusual for Florida police officers to respond to wild animal calls.
But Monday morning, a 911 caller reported something that even the Sanford Police Department called a little “out of the ordinary”: a mail-eating monkey sitting on top of a neighbor’s mailbox.
“Our officers are ready for anything — literally,” Public Information Officer Shannon Cordingly told CBS News.
Luckily, someone in the neighborhood happened to see the monkey and recognize the situation was “not normal,” Cordingly said.
Unsure whether or not the monkey was going to be aggressive, five police officers, along with members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, responded to the call as a precaution.
Officers used a patrol car to block off the road and shook a water bottle in an attempt to lure the monkey away from the busy street. The tactic worked, but it also led the monkey to the top of a patrol car, where he decided to pull molding off of the car, Cordingly said.
Later, the monkey’s owner — who had a proper permit to own the animal — joined officers in the wild chase before too much damage was done.
Within 20 minutes, the owner was able to coax the monkey identified as “Zeek” back into his arms.
This is so random and ridiculous.
What do YOU think about Zeek the mail eating monkey???