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Horse-riding monkey has fled his circus and gone on the run.
The Sun.uk ^ | March 16,2009 | VIKKI THOMAS

Posted on 03/16/2009 9:13:26 AM PDT by yankeedame

Horse riding moneky flees

A HORSE-riding monkey has fled his circus and gone on the run. Reggie, a brown spider monkey who performs as a jockey in the Liebling Family Circus, got upset after his handler argued in front of him.

Described as “an angel”, Reggie gave his handler the slip after overhearing him row with an animal rights protester outside his cage in Fruitland, Florida.

A circus spokesman said: “Reggie got involved in the argument in his own way.

“Monkeys are very emotional. You have to forgive them.”

Now his trainers hope he might be lured home by pregnant girlfriend, Priscilla.

The pouting primate who performs alongside 20-year-old Reggie, has been stationed at the edge of nearby woods in the hope she will tempt her sweetheart home.

Circus owner Franciszka Liebel added: “I think he’s confused and lonely.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: monkeyonthelamb; monkeys

"Come back,Reggie! Come back...!"
1 posted on 03/16/2009 9:13:26 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

Is that part of Florida Gator country?


2 posted on 03/16/2009 9:15:58 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Larry Lucido
“Monkeys are very emotional."

Kramer: So, so what do you want me to do? Mr. Pless: Well, frankly we'd like you to apologize. Kramer: Yeah, well he started it. Mr. Pless: Mr. Kramer, he is an innocent primate. Kramer: So am I.

3 posted on 03/16/2009 9:18:35 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: yankeedame

‘Circus owner Franciszka Liebel added: “I think he’s confused and lonely.”’

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Reggie sounds like an Obama supporter


5 posted on 03/16/2009 9:18:54 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: Ikemeister

bttt


6 posted on 03/16/2009 9:19:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Ikemeister

Kim Jong Il had a penpal ... whos so roneree


7 posted on 03/16/2009 9:25:58 AM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: yankeedame
Monkeys Liberals are very emotional. You have to forgive them.”

Fixed. ;)

8 posted on 03/16/2009 9:29:55 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: yankeedame

Any of you fellas a smithy or otherwise skilled in the metalurgical arts?


9 posted on 03/16/2009 9:32:01 AM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: yankeedame
I'm outa here!


10 posted on 03/16/2009 9:34:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: yankeedame
"Come back,Reggie! Come back...!"


11 posted on 03/16/2009 9:39:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: yankeedame
I guess he forgot to PET MY MONKEY!


12 posted on 03/16/2009 9:39:58 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Communist China is doing more to foster capitalism in their country than our politicians are doing.)
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To: Hawk1976
Any of you fellas a smithy or otherwise skilled in the metalurgical arts?

LOL!!! It took me a second or two but I got it!

13 posted on 03/16/2009 9:43:09 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: yankeedame

Give me a break! I have enough emotional people in my life to deal with I don’t have time to deal with monkeys!


14 posted on 03/16/2009 9:43:29 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Then why did you even reply to the post?


15 posted on 03/16/2009 10:19:50 AM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Why not?


16 posted on 03/16/2009 10:43:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: yankeedame
No mention if deodorant was involved?


17 posted on 03/16/2009 12:45:25 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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To: yankeedame
Reminds me of the time my Dads buddy moved to Alaska after knocking a girl up on a 2 beer bet.
18 posted on 03/16/2009 12:49:15 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: yankeedame

Sounds like that monkey needs a good spanking !!!!


19 posted on 03/16/2009 1:27:08 PM PDT by Tommygun99 (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: yankeedame
"Described as “an angel”, Reggie gave his handler the slip after overhearing him row with an animal rights protester outside his cage...

If there were animal rights folks in the area, I'm guessing Reggie was *liberated.* The argument was probably just a means of distracting the owner.

20 posted on 03/16/2009 1:30:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: yankeedame

My neighbor tells the story of years ago when she looked out in her backyard and saw a monkey with a parrot on its shoulder! A few good blinks, shake the head - look at her drink - they are still there! She said it was the craziest thing she had ever seen!

She called the police and they said that they had escaped from a traveling circus! They came out to try to catch them, but failed at first. She saw them again several days later - the parrot and monkey still together! Don’t recall what the end result was.


21 posted on 03/16/2009 1:36:48 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Daffynition; JoeProBono
Never be as cool as a bull-riding monkey

22 posted on 03/16/2009 6:42:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: 21twelve

I heard about that. Somebody caught both animals, contacted the owner, who sold him the monkey because the monkey could talk.

Turned out, the parrot was a ventriloquist.


23 posted on 03/16/2009 6:46:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv
Polly wana monkey?


24 posted on 03/16/2009 7:29:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SunkenCiv

Chuckle...

Very clever!


25 posted on 03/16/2009 9:38:33 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: SunkenCiv
Sigh. My life is a failure.


26 posted on 03/17/2009 2:46:39 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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