Imagine looking out your back door in Owen County, Kentucky, and locking eyes with a Capuchin monkey on your front porch.
It happened to one man in Owenton, and his granddaughter and the lost monkey became the unlikeliest of friends.
Audrey Lewis, the granddaughter, told WKYT, “I was sitting at home with my dad and my grandfather calls him and says I’m not sure how to tell you this but there’s a monkey on my porch… we both just start laughing with each other like okay whatever you say go put your glasses on. We thought he was joking with us or something.”
Normally found in tropical forests in Central America and South America, not in Owenton, Kentucky, the monkey was eventually handed over to officers from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife who took the monkey to a rescue center. (It is illegal to keep a pet monkey in Kentucky, you know.) They will try to find how it got to the area.
Former KSR star Hayley Minogue has more on the story for WHAS in Louisville: