Monday, November 06, 2006

I'm a New Zealand zoo official, and this monkey's going to Newtown!

SYDNEY - The crew of a large cargo ship headed for Sydney have been told to catch or kill a rogue monkey running loose aboard the vessel or they will not be allowed to dock.

A spokesman for the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service said the container ship, said to be coming from China, was due in Australian waters within two days.

Although a spokesman said the shots were of a poor quality and showed only a "small brown blur", it was believed the monkey was a macaque.

The crew have no idea how the animal came to be aboard and say they have not been able to get close to it since first spotting it sitting on top of a container some weeks ago.

Story goes, these great big rats come scuttling off the slave ships and raped all the little tree monkeys.


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