Mystery Monkey captured in St. Cloud

5:53 AM, Sep 29, 2011   |    comments
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ST. CLOUD, Fla. -- Animal control officers have captured a monkey that has been spotted roaming the streets of St. Cloud.

St. Cloud police said there was a sighting of a monkey Wednesday afternoon. Sky 6 saw the animal in a wooded area near a neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. and it was captured shortly after.

Photos: Mystery Monkey captured in St. Cloud

Witnesses told Local 6 on Tuesday that they spotted the primate several times, which they said is around 4 feet tall when standing.

Animal Control searched for the monkey in a blocked off an area near New Jersey and Wisconsin Avenues.

The 30-pound monkey was tranquilized in order to be captured and was taken to animal control.

Online searches show the monkey matches the description of a Macaque, but state wildlife officials plan to examine it Thursday morning to determine it's exact species.

Animal Control agents said they do not expect the owner of the monkey to come forward any time soon.

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