|News About Animals|
Petersen calls it "a bit of monkey business that got real scary, real fast." The monkey came from hills around Osaka, which is Japan's second-largest city. Monkeys are common in the wilds of Japan and, every now and then, one decides he would rather be a city slicker.
Just when police thought they had him cornered, he grabbed a hostage - a small kitten - and the tables were turned. It's abnormal that the monkey should grab a
kitten, said an official.
Now the monkey had the upper hand, running through the neighborhood with nervous police giving chase and warning citizens, "Watch out! There's a wild monkey on the loose."
The monkey made his way to a primary school, where children were swiftly evacuated. Then the kitten-napping critter slipped away.
In the end, one resident said the kitten was released. And, at last report, the monkey, born free in the wilds, remained free - despite man's best efforts.