News Monkey Trouble
posted by August 9 at 8:59 AMon
I’m a sucker for stories about monkeys, diapers and beer gardens:
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin police have captured a diaper-wearing monkey who led them on a downtown chase after biting a woman.
The 20-year-old woman reported being bitten on the thumb as she tried to pet the animal.
The woman was walking by a popular Madison nightclub, where a man had the monkey on a leash inside its beer garden.
People walking by were petting the monkey, who was wearing a white diaper.
But the monkey bit the woman, who suffered four small punctures on her thumb.
The bite sent the woman to the hospital, where a physician said the monkey should be found so it could be quarantined to determine if it had a disease.
Police found the man and the monkey but the man lost control of the monkey before an animal control officer arrived and it escaped.
About seven hours later, the monkey was captured and taken into custody downtown to be quarantined for 10 days, police said.
Before this, I’d have thought the quickest way to domesticate a wild animal would be to take it to a beer garden and get it drunk. Now, I’m not so sure.