Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Minty on the run - go Minty go...

Minty on the run - go Minty go! Who's Minty?

Minty is a little capuchin monkey who escaped from the Willowbank Wildlife reserve in Christchurch, NZ.

An attempt to lure Minty from her treetop home failed, leaving her on the loose for another day.

She escaped from the reserve after a series of unfortunate events, including falling into a moat, swimming the wrong way and being propelled out of her enclosure by an electric shock. Poor Minty!

The reserve manager said she was spotted twice yesterday by park staff. A self closing trap set with bait was left overnight, but he didn't expect to find Minty inside it today. After all, Minty is a monkey, not a mouse. Its fingers crossed for reserve staff really!

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