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Macaque Attacks Girl In Walmart Lot
KCRA ^ | August 18, 2011

Posted on 08/23/2011 10:15:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Family Awaits Tests For Hepatitis B

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.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: georgeallen; monkeys
Update:Monkey's Blood Tests Come Back Clean
1 posted on 08/23/2011 10:15:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Paging George Allen.


2 posted on 08/23/2011 10:22:18 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: nickcarraway
Never monkey around with someone else’s monkey! Also, don't let your monkey monkey around with another primate. Keep your monkey disease free.
3 posted on 08/23/2011 10:33:09 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN6ejvcV9Vs


4 posted on 08/23/2011 10:35:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (At best, all the Republicans are willing to give the Federal Behemoth is a slight haircut.)
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To: tdscpa

lol


5 posted on 08/23/2011 10:35:37 PM PDT by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
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To: tdscpa

Inspector Clouseau: “Is this your Minkey?”


6 posted on 08/23/2011 10:41:36 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: nickcarraway

They’re still waiting for a rabies test? Unless there’s a new method, I only know one way to test for rabies, and they wouldn’t have bothered to send the monkey home.


7 posted on 08/23/2011 11:00:53 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: tdscpa

And don’t spank it in the Wal Mart lot!


8 posted on 08/23/2011 11:02:46 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; Markos33; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows


9 posted on 08/23/2011 11:02:52 PM PDT by shibumi ("A Republic - if you can keep it.")
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To: nickcarraway
IIRC, herpes simian B is nearly 100% fatal (so one hopes this macaque is not a carrier). Good luck to the youngster.

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10 posted on 08/23/2011 11:17:17 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: EternalVigilance

“Don’t you monkey with the monkey.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo9riZYUpTw


11 posted on 08/23/2011 11:20:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

This is a racist article. It uses a racist term right in the title. I hope the WaPo jumps all over it. Maybe run fifty or a hundred stories on it. At least.


12 posted on 08/23/2011 11:26:25 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: nickcarraway

Idiots all over the place.

1. Don’t leave your monkey in the car at Wal-Mart.

2. Don’t let kids come up to other peoples’ monkeys and then get pissed the monkey scratches or bites your kid.

Common sense must not be available for sale, even at Wal-Mart. Dammit people we are trying to have a society here!


13 posted on 08/24/2011 12:06:28 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Yep. Take it home if you want to monkey around.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 12:23:17 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Secret Agent Man
My Trunk Monkey will be really pissed when I tell him he can't go with me to Walmart anymore.

Looks like I'll have to use the Wifey’s car when I go there from now on. She is a big Trunk Monkey Control proponent and wouldn't be caught dead with a concealed Trunk Monkey.

15 posted on 08/24/2011 12:36:36 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: shibumi
Smokey
16 posted on 08/24/2011 12:39:42 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Kickass Conservative


17 posted on 08/24/2011 12:57:46 AM PDT by shibumi ("A Republic - if you can keep it.")
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To: Kickass Conservative
Your wife has nothing in her trunk? I'm so sorry! Also sorry that you can't Google “In the trunk” and find a definition in the first 50 pages you click on other than a crap rap title.
18 posted on 08/24/2011 1:05:04 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; Markos33; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
Why settle for a monkey when you can Go, Go Gorilla!?!
19 posted on 08/24/2011 1:10:54 AM PDT by shibumi ("A Republic - if you can keep it.")
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To: tdscpa
As soon as I figure out WTH you're talking about I'll get back to you.

Sounds like you had a bad Trunk Monkey experience, but I could be reading something into your Post that isn't there.

I'll think about it after I get some sleep.
Goodnight...

20 posted on 08/24/2011 1:41:08 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: nickcarraway
grab her by her hair, and bite her on the forehead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-6L_hT3QtQ

21 posted on 08/24/2011 2:32:42 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: nickcarraway
MACACA!
22 posted on 08/24/2011 2:40:33 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: nickcarraway

ALWAYS give monkeys and small apes a wide berth...or two shots to the head.


23 posted on 08/24/2011 2:50:44 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: nickcarraway
Finding a monkey in a Walmart parking lot can be surprising, especially when it's jumpy.

This sentence can go so many ways... specially since it's Wal-Mart.

:-P

24 posted on 08/24/2011 2:59:50 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: nickcarraway

I hate seeing monkeys as pets.


25 posted on 08/24/2011 3:38:15 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe the monkey was hopped up on grape juice plus.


26 posted on 08/24/2011 4:04:46 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: nickcarraway

27 posted on 08/24/2011 4:17:18 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: shibumi

I hate simians.


28 posted on 08/24/2011 7:41:43 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: nickcarraway

I do not like monkeys, and they do not belong in public places.


29 posted on 08/24/2011 10:50:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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