Seems the great northwest isn’t immune to Punkey trouble. From Spokane (Occupied Territory), Washington’s KXLY.com:

There was no monkeying around on the South Hill on Friday, after Spokane animal control officers responded to an unusual call for help. A macaque monkey, native to Africa and Asia, escaped its owner’s home, biting three neighbors.

“That is something you don’t see in Spokane,” says Scott Battaglia on a home video of the monkey.

When Battaglia’s home on Spokane’s South Hill started to look like South Asia, he rolled his camera.

“It was freaky. He had red eyes,” said eight-year-old Aaron Trujillo.

Is this a case of a demon monkey? A Demonkey??

Aaron was walking his dog with his best friend, Grey, when he spotted the monkey.

“And I was like, what in the heck is a monkey doing here?” Aaron exclaimed.

The pair started to run really, really fast .

“And we were like, running really fast down the sidewalk,” Aaron explained, “and and we were like, ahhhh! It was like, so freaky.”

Considering how much dogs hate monkeys, it’s no surprise there was an incident.

“I thought it was a joke,” said Dorothy Trujillo, Aaron’s mother, “making it up because they have some imagination.”

So she had to see for herself.


“And I, uh, got a little bit closer, took pictures and it looked like it was going to go back in the house,” says Dorothy, “but then it turned around and charged me.”

It ended up biting her on the leg.

“It really hurt,” she said. “It just kind of grabbed me and wouldn’t let go and it looked pretty bad.”

The monkey bit two others before animal control officer Bryan Townsend showed up to capture him. He’s a pro with dogs, but a monkey? He’s never had that call before.

“As I walked up, the monkey was sitting on the front porch behind the screen door, looking at me,” Townsend says.

With a net in hand, Townsend and two other officers captured the monkey in a net

“That’s one I’ll never forget,” says Townsend.

The monkey, whose name is Chico, is now at Spokanimal. He’s in the dangerous dog section to keep him away from the public. Even though he’s in a cage, he’s enjoying only the finest cuisine)

“In the morning time,” Townsend explains, “we feed the monkey pancakes, French toast, bananas, apples and in the afternoon he gets a bag of vegetables.”

Maybe if they fatten him up, he’ll move slower and people will be able to dodge this wily predator. At least that looks like their game plan. Brilliant!

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