Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Monkey Business: Ontario Police Use Bananas to Lure Monkey to Captivity

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Monkey Business: Ontario Police Use Bananas to Lure Monkey to Captivity

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Police use bananas to lure loose monkey

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INNISFIL, Ont. - Police in a small central Ontario town had to use bananas to lure a renegade monkey into captivity Sunday morning after it was spotted on the loose in a residential area.

Police say a passerby saw the spider monkey -- whose name is Mango -- at about 6 a.m.

Officers had to use bananas to keep Mango from running away before bringing him into captivity.

Police say they were able to find the monkey's owner. And while monkey ownership isn't outlawed province-wide, there are bylaws against it in Innisfil, Ont., where the owner lives.

Sgt. James Buchanan of the South Simcoe police says municipal officials will carry out a bylaw investigation this week.

And Mango isn't the first loose monkey Ontario officials have had to capture. …

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