A monkey vervet sits in a tree on July 19, 2010 in the Edeni Game Reserve, South Africa. Edeni is a 21,000 acre wilderness area with an abundance of game and birdlife located near Kruger National Park in South Africa.
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FREMONT, Ohio - Police say a monkey on the loose in northwest Ohio scratched two young girls before it was caught by its owner.
Fremont police Capt. Kenneth Buchele told The Blade newspaper of Toledo that the 6-year-old Grivet monkey was about the size of a raccoon.
Police got the first call that it was running free just before 4 p.m. Thursday.
The owner reported that she'd recaptured the animal about 2 1/2 hours later.
Buchele says the children did not need medical attention for their scratches.
He said the owner would receive a citation for allowing an animal to run through the city at large.
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