After a couple of years of notoriety, sightings, joke social-media profiles and one “attack,” the infamous Tampa Bay Monkey is now in captivity. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officers tranquilized the TBM yesterday after a brief chase in “a wooded area in a south St. Petersburg neighborhood.”
The monkey will be tested for diseases, and monkey specialists will try to determine from whence it came.
The question of where the TBM will go from here is currently unanswered. If you would like to volunteer to adopt the monkey, please don’t, because thinking for a second it would be cool to have a monkey and actually being up to the task of wrangling, feeding, toilet training and otherwise caring for a wild monkey are two very, very different things.