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Monkey on the Lam or Simian Psycho? Stephen Colbert brings Mystery Monkey to national audience

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St. Petersburg, Florida -- As trappers continue in their quest to catch a monkey that's been on the loose for several years, the rhesus macaque is once again drawing a national spotlight onto the Tampa Bay area.

Photo Gallery: Pictures of the monkey on the lam

On Comedy Central's The Colbert Report Monday night, Stephen Colbert suggested the media made light of the situation by calling the animal a "mystery monkey."

After the 3-foot, 40 pound monkey jumped and clawed a St. Petersburg grandmother's back, Colbert suggested a new nickname: Simian Psycho.

It's not the first time Colbert has featured the monkey on his show.  Here's video of a report he made in 2010:

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Monkey on the Lam - Florida
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And here's Monday night's follow-up:

Recent Mystery Monkey stories:

Mystery monkey attacks elderly woman

VIDEO: Mystery Monkey appears, attack victim speaks out

Trapping the Mystery Monkey

Mystery Monkey finds home in St. Pete

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