Florida police officer rescues lost, injured monkey

ST. PETERSBERG, Fla. — Over the weekend, a Florida police officer rescued a lost and injured monkey.

The St. Petersburg Police Department posted Sunday on Facebook that an officer had rescued a little monkey who appeared to have had a run-in with a dog.


Police said the monkey was scared when the officer encountered him.

Officers said the monkey was turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Lost Little Monkey! Same officer rescued a little monkey near 5th Ave N. & 64th St. today. Lil guy probably had a run in with a dog and was so scared! We turned him over to @MyFWC.

Posted by St. Petersburg Police Department on Sunday, January 16, 2022

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.