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08.21.

When Monkeys Attack!

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Finding a monkey in a Walmart parking lot can be surprising, especially when it’s jumpy.
A family had just arrived for a family trip to Walmart when they spotted a monkey in the SUV they parked next to.
“As we got out, Tayce, being 8 years old, wanted to see the monkey. So, she got out, looked up at the monkey, said, ‘Hi,’ and he gave the animal just enough slack to where it could jump out, grab her by her hair, and bite her on the forehead,” Mike Weeks told KY3 News.

The monkey’s owner said it wasn’t a bite, just a scratch.

Animal control responded, took a report and sent the monkey — named Charlie — and his owners home. It was a decision Tayce’s mother was not fond of.

“They’re known to carry tuberculosis, hepatitis B, herpes — and this animal is just allowed to go home,” said Weeks.
The monkey and Tayce were both tested for various diseases. Weeks said she was especially concerned about hepatitis B; which is found in most macaques and can be fatal to humans.

“Everybody says, ‘Put her on antivirals and pray.’ That’s basically the situation we’ve been left in,” Weeks told reporters.

She said test results will be back in a week.

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When Monkeys Attack!, 7.8 out of 10 based on 4 ratings 30 Comments Stories
  • Jen

    Poor kid will have to tell their partner someday, “I’ve got herpes….and I got them from a monkey.”

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  • yikes!

    OMGosh Jen, I laughed out loud on your response. LOLOLOL

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  • Susan Houston

    Well, let’s the final on this story, the monkey was tested for everything and they all came back negative – healthy monkey.

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  • littlelorna

    Poor kid will be on a psychiatrist’s couch at 30, wondering why the nature channel sends her into the fetal position….

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  • Realist

    That animal should be put down, just like if it had been a dog that bit her. If it bit once, it will bite again.

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  • Pubic Enema

    Good one Jen.

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  • michelle

    I don’t understand why people keep monkeys as pets, and I don’t understand why people will let their children pet monkeys. It’s pretty well known that those animals are nasty, and mean.
    Either way, I’m glad it all turned out okay.

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  • momsterr

    If it were a dog, animal control would not have been so eager to let the monkey and its’ owner go home. No matter what breed, there would have been all kinds of mean dog bs. As it were, no one knew what to do with a monkey. How about the owner paying for all the medical bills including the psychological counseling?

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  • Devil w/ a Blue Dress

    I read this to my 9 year old, her comment was, “They probably let her go around petting strange dogs too. Someone should call SRS. What kind of name is ‘Tayce’ anyway? Did they make up that nonsense?”
    My 7 year old commented, “Maybe they’ll save enough at Walmart to buy some common sense and a baby naming book.”
    (SRS is child protective services in our state.)

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  • energizer

    LMFAO @ Jen. You’ve been on a roll lately. Keep ‘em comin’!

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  • Bowtie

    Finally, they got beer at Wal Mart

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  • Bad Parents

    The parent is listing all the diseases the monkey might have; and yet, knowing that, she let her 8-year-old go over and stick her face in the monkey’s business. I want to know what diseases the kid is carrying. And if I were the monkey’s uncle, I’d sue the parent for endangering the ape.

    Dang! You need a license to own a dog, but any darn fool can raise a kid.

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  • Not Me

    Whay kind of name is Tayce?

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  • tim

    The things you find out from your own town on this site. Maybe I should watch the news more.

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  • thingamajig

    i’M NOT INTO STORIES WITHOUT PICTURES

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  • Rae

    Seriously? You people are blaming the mother of the little girl?? Idiots! She stated in her report that the little girl got out of the car, looked up at the monkey and said “Hi”. She had no intention of petting it, the monkey’s owner let the monkey out of the window and if it would have been my kid, there would have been a dead monkey.

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  • http://northstarwrestling.proboards.com/index.cgi JD Storm

    the kid won’t be able to watch any of the Planet of the Ape movies without freaking out.

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  • Things I’ve Learned From the News

    1. Don’t try to feed chili peppers to the lions in the safari park.

    2. Don’t climb the fence at the bear cage to “play with the teddy”.

    3. Don’t pet the monkey! Never pet the monkey!

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  • boxermom

    I agree…if this was someones dog or cat that bit a kid there certainly would have been more repercussions. geesh…and who hasnt seen the stuff on TV about the lady that got attacked by a monkey and it ruined her face and hands. what idiots would let their kid go pet one?? 2 wrongs dont make a right here folks…

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  • http://northstarwrestling.proboards.com/index.cgi JD Storm

    after that monkey attack that you referenced, i have to ask why anyone still owns a monkey.

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