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Errant monkey captivates crowd in Puerto Rico's capital

 

November 4, 2021



SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — With necks craned and eyes shielded from the sun, dozens of people gathered Wednesday around a towering eucalyptus tree in the heart of Puerto Rico's bustling capital for a most unusual sight: a rhesus macaque monkey on the loose.

It was first spotted clinging to the tree's branches Tuesday morning. Firefighters and other officials struggled to coax the monkey off the tree as the crowd offered suggestions.

"Give it some lunch to make it come down!" one man yelled.

"It's too fat to come down!" retorted a woman nearby.

"Oh my gosh, it must be scared," chimed in...



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