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Monkey on the lam earns global attention



Do you think Tampa Bay's Mystery Monkey has an agent? Because he's gotten lots of national and international press in the last 24 hours.

The wily monkey has eluded trappers for more than a Monkey year as it traipses across the Tampa Bay area. The rhesus macaque was last seen Sunday in St. Petersburg's Tropical Shores neighborhood, but there have been sightings in Hudson, Temple Terrace, Town 'N Country and Clearwater.

Here's a look at some of the recent coverage of the elusive monkey:

Mashable: Mysterious Monkey of Tampa Bay is a Facebook Phenomenon

HuffingtonPost: Fugitive Florida Monkey On Facebook

MSNBC: Fugitive monkey has pursuers going bananas

Washington Post: Mystery monkey eludes authorities for nearly a year 

NaplesNews: Elusive monkey romps in Tampa Bay (Atlanta) Elusive Monkey Romps In Tampa Bay Area Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay evades capture for a year Runaway rhesus monkey eludes capture by Florida wildlife officials, has popular Facebook fan page

Have you seen others? Which headlines did I miss?

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:04pm]


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