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Florida Cheering For Escaped Monkey

By Wyatt Earp | March 24, 2010

I hate to generalize here, but there is something wrong with the people of Florida. Now, while they will never recover from the “We’re too stupid to read a presidential ballot” shenanigans, they are also not helping their case by cheering on an escaped primate. Yeah, you heard me.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – In the hours after a monkey on the lam fell into a woman’s pool and then swiped some fruit from her backyard tree, fans of the wily primate cheered it for avoiding capture.

“Go little monkey, go! No cages for you,” wrote a guy named Jack on the “Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay” Facebook fan page. (There were more than 21,000 fans of the elusive monkey as of Wednesday morning.)

“I sure hope ‘they’ don’t catch you!” wrote a woman named Kathleen. “Why can’t ‘they’ just leave you alone?”

The rhesus macaque monkey has avoided capture for nearly a year. Authorities don’t know where the animal came from, but some believe it could have gotten separated from a troupe of wild monkeys in an Ocala-area state park, some 118 miles north of St. Petersburg.

A Facebook fan page? Good Lord people, you really need to get a life! If any sane resident is looking for the monkey, its photo is below the fold:

Topics: WTF? | 16 Comments »

16 Responses to “Florida Cheering For Escaped Monkey”

  1. Jon Brooks Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    You posted a picture of his Uncle by mistake Wyatt.

  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    At another blog I just heard a video of a Congressman named Dingle?, explaining why the taxes start now..but the programs won’t for up to 4 years..his explanation (to paraphrase)…The administrative blocks have to be in place before we can “control” (<—exact word used) the people.

    Sorry bout reading another blog Wyatt..sniff, sniff..shuffles feet.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Jon – 1. Well played.

    2. I am steering clear of politics because I am still angry. But I saw that, too. This story has me even more incensed, though. Guess the POTUS has a problem with Catholics. Go figure.

  4. PhillipC Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    You do realize some of the insanity in FL is caused by people who move down here to retire from up North and don’t have anything better to do, right?

    Plus, we’re an entertainment driven state. We hold hurricane parties when a storm looks like it’s going to hit us, and the liquor stores make big bucks. We have horse racing, dog racing, boat racing, car racing, and turtle racing. There’s something about the tropical sun that makes us enjoy life a little more. :-)

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Phillip – It’s just that stories like these make me think some of your neighbors spend too much time in that tropical sun.

  6. PhillipC Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Wyatt, have you ever been to Key West? Or just watched the videos from Fantasy Fest days? Of course some of them spend too much time in the sun. Especially true of people who moved down from up North and aren’t used to such strong sun.

    I still don’t think we’re as bad as California, though.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    PhillipC – Oh Lord, NO ONE is worse that Kal-E-For-Nee-Yah!

  8. metoo Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    These people are in serious need of either a job or a meaningful hobby.

  9. harp1034 Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Being a native born Floridian all I have to say is Go Monkey Go!

  10. USAdmiral Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    It is just as bad as California.

  11. Jon Brooks Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Calling Inspector Clouseau!!!!

    Help us find the minkey!

  12. Dannytheman Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Seems like a well placed bait with waiting shotgun would end this shenanigans.
    But then I am a member of PETA…

    People Eating Tasty Animals!!

  13. John D Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Hey, that reminds me, in the ape-ruled world of Planet of the Apes, humans had free health care. When Taylor’s buddy was lobotomized, I don’t think he had to pay a dime. Not even a co-pay.

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    MeToo – They should be reading SYLG!

    Harp1034 – It’s like Thelma and Louise, only hairier.

    USAdmiral – Neck and neck.

    Jon – Jessica Alba is a hot little mynx. I wonder if she qualifies for a hard target search?

    Danny – Animals are very tasty. Very very tasty. Monkeys? Eh, not so much.

    John D – See? Obama is well ahead of his time.

  15. Crusty Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I spotted him in a “Flash Mob” on South Street…but he be a good boy he no gang boy know. Hope he stops by Acorn office so they can register him to vote

  16. richard mcenroe Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I understand Senator Cornyn is tapping Dr. Zaius to run against Rubio in the primary…