Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shit Throwing Monkey Loose in Tampa Bay, Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla.(AP)January 14, 2009

Wildlife officials said a rhesus monkey known to throw feces when mad is on the loose in Tampa Bay. Authorities have been trying to capture the primate since Tuesday afternoon, but 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.

Several teenagers were playing kickball in a park when they suddenly came under a monkey shit attack. They at first thought some friends were playing a prank by throwing soft fruit at them. When one of them tasted the supposed fruit, his immediate response was, "Holy shit." The youth went to a hospital emergency room to get a shot and have his mouth disinfected.

The monkey is not considered dangerous.

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