Fugitive spider monkey caught in Boerne
Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:59:27 GMT —
BOERNE, Texas (AP) - Grapes and bananas helped a handler lure a spider monkey back into captivity after the animal spent more than a week on the loose in the San Antonio area.
The animal known as W.C. Fields was captured Wednesday along a road in Boerne, a few miles from home.
W.C. Fields escaped Sept. 7 from the Primarily Primates sanctuary when the creature's enclosure was damaged by high winds during Tropical Storm Hermine.
Sanctuary executive director Stephen Tello, who had been searching for the monkey, spotted the animal Wednesday morning on a fence.(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)