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hero4u2b

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I got a chuckle out of this one.> A monkey lurking in the trees of Palm Coast likely arrived there after leaving a troop of rhesus monkeys that live in the Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, officials said Monday. So far, he has eluded capture for two days, even though Flagler County animal control officers were able to hit him with tranquilizer darts Sunday.

When Flagler deputies and animal-control officers arrived on Colorado Drive Sunday morning, the monkey was about 25 to 30 feet up a tree, said Flagler County Sheriff's Capt. Mark Carman. The monkey was hit with a tranquilizer dart and took off, Carman said. About 25 minutes later, the monkey was found in another tree, this time 30 to 40 feet above the ground, Carman said.

"They hit him with a couple of more darts," he said.

That time the tranquilizer worked. But instead of falling to the ground, the monkey became tangled in some vines and fell asleep high above the ground. When he finally came to, the monkey took off again. "He looks like a wild monkey," Carman said. "He doesn't look like anyone's pet."

The monkey was spotted a short distance away Monday morning on Compton Place, said Carol Hickey, with Flagler County Code Enforcement, which operates animal control. Hickey estimates the monkey weighs 20 to 25 pounds, and she says he is both fast and smart. He was so high up in a tree Monday that officers could not shoot him with a tranquilizer dart, she said.

Officials will wait for residents to spot the monkey and call in his location, Hickey said. "We're prepared for him," Hickey added.

Silver Springs is the likely source of monkeys that show up from time to time throughout the state, said Gary Morse with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

They have been spotted in the past in Seminole County, and in September a monkey died after it was shot with a tranquilizer dart and fell 60 to 100 feet from a tree in Osceola County

A monkey in Pinellas County has eluded capture for almost two years, Morse said.
 

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That is one smart monkey:)
 

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bungle in the jungle...:)

they said ''he was so high up in that tree''...well of course he was, they shot him with three tranquilizers.:hubba:
 

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