Monkey business: Florida man says primates swarm property
July 9, 2017
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says he's got a monkey problem.
News outlets report that Brian Pritchard of Ocala says troops of rhesus monkeys swarm his property two times a day to swipe food in a feeder meant for deer. Cameras he set up to photograph the deer instead captured pictures of dozens of monkeys. He has counted as many as 50 monkeys at a time.
Pritchard says the primates have eaten 250 pounds of food in recent days.
Officials say the monkeys probably came from Silver Springs State Park about 4 miles away. The park recently shut down two areas because of increased monkey pres...