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Feces-throwing monkey on the loose in Tampa Bay

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[January 15, 2009]  CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Wildlife officials said a rhesus monkey known to throw feces when mad is on the loose in Tampa Bay.

Authorities have been trying to capture the primate since Tuesday afternoon, but it managed to evade a bucket truck and tranquilizer dart.

Gary Morse with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the adult male is thought to have escaped from an unlicensed source. It was last seen in Clearwater.

The monkey is not considered dangerous.

[Associated Press]

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