Monkey on the loose in Furness

Monkey on the loose in South Lakeland

Monkey on the loose in South Lakeland

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The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A MONKEY has been spotted in a resident's back garden in Dalton.

Julie Pickthall got a shock when she saw a capuchin monkey sat on her fence while she was out in her garden.

Apparently the mischievous monkey then lept onto her neighbour's fence and began treating itself to nuts and water from the bird feeder.

It then disappeared into a nearby field.

The South Lakes Safari Zoo, Dalton, where the monkey is believed to have escaped from, declined to comment to the Gazette about the incident.

Capuchins are very small monkeys, about the size of a cat, and do not pose a threat to humans.

They are not known to bite or be aggressive in any way.

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4:19pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Keeping_it_real says...

This will be driving residents bananas!! South Lakes Safari Zoo clearly don't give a monkey about the poor little thing.
This will be driving residents bananas!! South Lakes Safari Zoo clearly don't give a monkey about the poor little thing. Keeping_it_real
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7:40am Sat 26 Jul 14

tourer says...

need to start start locking the local wildlife park doors, and stop monkeying around........
need to start start locking the local wildlife park doors, and stop monkeying around........ tourer
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1:01pm Sat 26 Jul 14

life cycle too says...

Maybe somebody abandoned an attempt to steal it?
Or maybe it was looking to pursue a career as a District or County Councillor!
Maybe somebody abandoned an attempt to steal it? Or maybe it was looking to pursue a career as a District or County Councillor! life cycle too
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3:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

TwoHat says...

Once it mingles with the locals they won't be able to spot it!
Once it mingles with the locals they won't be able to spot it! TwoHat
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