Search continues for escaped monkey from animal housing center
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CLEMMONS — Wake Forest veterinarians and Forsyth County Animal Control officers are still trying to recapture the monkey that escaped from an animal housing area in Clemmons last week.
On Thursday, some neighbors reported seeing the monkey cross the road and climb into a tree.
"[The monkey seems to be moving around. This is about three miles from where the sightings were all going on on Monday," said Forsyth County Animal Control Cpl. David Morris.
The Wake Forest Baptist Center said the eight pound, 16-year-old Indonesian monkey was bred for research projects. Officials have been circling River Gate and Frybridge Rd. setting humane traps with fruit to lure her in and have tranquilizer guns at hand.
Thus far, the monkey has not left the neighborhood.
"It's exciting. I'm glad she's free," Murlena Koroll.
Officials said the monkey will survive fine in the hot temperatures and knows how to search for food.
"I noticed in my garden down there that he ate all my beans up. "I know the rabbit didn't do it, so it had to be the monkey," said resident Lucius Simmons.
The monkey is not easy to find. She does not wear a tracking device, so animal control is relying on sightings and tips. However, they warn if anyone sees the primate should not approach it.
"We didn't see it in this tree, but now they'll add it to this area to patrol. It's like a needle in a haystack," said Morris.
Officials ask that if anyone sees the monkey, to call Forsyth County Animal Control at 703-2490.