Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monkey in a Cage Acts Like Caged Monkey

I guess nobody thought to advise "Sammy" he's a pet monkey:
Police said their investigation showed Green was holding her granddaughter near the cage that held Sammy, a monkey kept in the home as a pet. The baby started crying. Green then noticed the monkey had reached outside of its cage and grabbed the hood of the coat Brenna was wearing. Police said the monkey began pulling on the hood, causing the baby's head to repeatedly strike the metal cage. The monkey let go of the hood but started pulling the infant's hair, police said.
The baby was checked out at a hospital in IN and released. Luckily, there were no serious injuries... this time.


FrogDogz said...

My favorite part:

"Indiana does require a $10 permit for those who wish to keep as pets other wild animals, including bears, coyotes, foxes, skunks and wolves, as well as alligators and crocodiles that are at least 5 feet long."

If you're gonna own a croc in Indiana, by God, it's gotta be five foot long or better.

Anonymous said...

Monkeys rock. They just aren't quite as smart as we'd like them to be.

This monkey's only error was that he whacked the wrong head. How many times have you wanted to whack the head of the mother of a crabby, whiney, crying baby-that-should-not-be-where-it-is against the side of a cage (or whatever) until she agrees to take her poor, tired baby home where it belongs?

CyborgSuzy said...

Crocs and alligators under 5 feet are still small enough for one person to handle by themselves.

Apparently, after they start reaching dangerous size, a $10 permit suddenly makes them safe to handle again.