Monkey on the loose (Photo: Conway Police Department)
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas veterinary clinic says a 30-pound pet monkey busted out of his steel cage and played with a large orange housecat before he was coaxed back into confinement by a police officer.
An alarm was triggered Tuesday when Joey, a Macaque, broke out of the Chestnut Animal Clinic in Conway. Clinic practice manager Zach Shaddox says Joey was apparently disturbed by the loud alarm and threw some pens and pencils around the office.
Joey also played with the clinic's cat that was lounging on the front counter before heading outside. Shaddox tells the Log Cabin Democrat that Joey climbed onto the shoulder of a police officer who was the same build as his owner.
Joey bit the officer's knuckle but was otherwise returned to the cage without incident.
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