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Monkey eludes capture, again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WKOW) -- A monkey that has eluded capture for more than a year escaped from wildlife officials, again.

Authorities in St. Petersburg were called to a neighborhood Wednesday when a rhesus macaque monkey was spotted.  It was tranquilized twice using darts, but it still got away when it ducked behind a drug store and a church.

A wildlife rehabilitation expert says the tranquilizers don't appear to be working, because they've increased the dosage each time they've tried to drug the monkey.

Police in St. Petersburg say the monkey is smart enough to stop traffic before crossing the street.

Officials say the monkey isn't considered a threat.

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