No more monkeying around: Wildlife officials trying to capture loose monkey in Kentucky town

Kentucky wildlife officials are trying to catch a monkey on the loose in a small town.

Media reports say the state police and Bath County deputies are helping Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers with their monkey business in the town of Owingsville.

Sam Mullins told WLEX-TV that he spotted the monkey running loose on Monday near an intersection in Owingsville, and then saw it on Tuesday in a tree on his property and called authorities.

Primate Rescue Center founder April Truitt told WKYT-TV that the animal appears to be a long-tailed macaque and was likely a pet at one point. She says the center in Nicholasville will take the animal in when it is captured.