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Fugitive Monkey Caught, Order Restored To Kentucky Town

"No one knows what to do with a monkey."
This long-tailed macaque spent two long days on the run before authorities finally caught up.
This long-tailed macaque spent two long days on the run before authorities finally caught up.

The monkey business is finally over.

Officials in Kentucky say they have captured a fugitive monkey after the animal spent two days on the run, WKYT reports. 

Sam Mullins told LEX 18 News that he spotted the monkey running loose Monday near an intersection in Owingsville and then saw it again Tuesday in a tree on his property and called authorities.

Local deputies, state police, Fish & Wildlife and animal control all tried to capture the long-tailed macaque, who remained on the lam until being tranquilized on Wednesday.

Snack time!
Snack time!

"Yeah they're gonna come back in the morning," Mullins told LEX 18 News after an unsuccessful attempted capture. "No one knows what to do with a monkey."

According to one neighbor, the monkey's owners were cleaning out the animal's cage when it escaped.

Tattoo markings on the animal's chest indicate that it was previously in a breeding colony or research lab, April Truitt of the Primate Rescue Center told WKYT. Truitt said the monkey will now live at the rescue center.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.