|Published:||Oct 24, 2012 2:20 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 24, 2012 5:57 PM EDT|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The wild monkey that was on the lam in St. Petersburg for two years has finally been captured.
Animal trapper Vernan Yates says the monkey was caught Wednesday on a low branch in a tree. He was hired by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative Commission to catch the monkey.
Yates said earlier this instead of luring the rhesus macaque with a female, he would use Doc, a 1-year-old male that will sit inside a custom-designed trap and snack on fruit. The goal was to entice the mystery monkey with companionship and food.
The monkey bit a woman earlier this month and it's not exactly clear where the monkey came from.
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