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Animal rescuers chase monkey for days hoping it will drop its prey

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Wild monkeys have become something of a pest species for residents in Malaysia. They often barge into homes or gardens in an attempt to steal food.

By Justine Seraphin

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Last week, a monkey in Malaysian neighbourhood Taman Lestari Putra, wreaked havoc when he was caught clutching a very peculiar “snack”.

Wild monkey steals tiny puppy

The monkey was seen jumping through trees and electrical cables in the neighbourhood with a tiny puppy in his hands.

Animal rescuers, including expert Francis Poh, started to track the monkey, and tried to rescue the puppy from its grip. After several attempts throughout the next few days, they finally succeeded in making the monkey drop his prize. 

Stolen puppy on the road to recovery

The tiny puppy had clearly not yet been weaned, and due to his “abduction” had not eaten for several days. The puppy is currently in the hands of veterinary experts, who are hopeful he will pull through.

Now, many residents of Taman Lestari Putra believe that their cats and dogs may have been stolen by monkeys as well. While their turmoil is understandable, the government seems overwhelmed by the monkey situation – with almost 4,000 complaints relating to them a year. 

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