Monday, Jun. 24, 2013

Rhesus Monkeys, Long Island, New York

When an employee of Frank Buck's Jungle Camp Animal Park near Amityville, on New York's Long Island, accidentally left a plank across an exhibit moat, Capone the rhesus monkey led 172 of his cohorts out of the park and into the woods. Crossing a set of the Long Island Rail Road's tracks, the small monkeys chased away a set of train workers and stopped the progress of a locomotive for at least 5 minutes. Money and season passes were offered to anyone fleet enough to catch the swift simians and return them to the park.