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Sat., March 1, 2008, 1:51 a.m.

Monkey In Custody After Biting 3 In Spokane

Photo Courtesy of Spokanimal

A French exchange student was attacked by this Spider monkey that jumped out of a tree on the South Hill and bit her. The monkey has been taken into custody. Story here

“People should just not have them as pets. They live 30, 40 years, and when they reach sexual maturity they always become destructive,” said Misty Bruun, owner of Primate Rescue Northwest in Washington’s Clark County. “They turn on the kids in the family or become aggressive in other ways. And they are stronger than people think: they can chew right through a Sheetrock wall and escape.”

Question: Do you know anyone who has an exotic animal for a pet?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.